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Present participle for to turn or cause to turn aside from a course
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“All free-moving objects seem to deflect from a straight-line path because the earth rotates under them.”
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Present participle for to repel or defend against something, typically an attack
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“They wore mirrored armor that would deflect a number of shots until the enamel wore off and only plain steel lay beneath.”
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Present participle for to divert or distract (someone) from a main issue or course of action
“There are times when you may have to deflect questions that are too sensitive or personal.”
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Present participle for to avoid, lessen, or guard against
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Present participle for to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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Present participle for to strike a surface and be deflected
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Present participle for to divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
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Present participle for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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(of an action or event) Present participle for to prevent from happening
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Present participle for to prevent oneself from
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Present participle for to speak in opposition to
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Present participle for to be in, or move into, a sloping position
Adjective
That serves as a diversion
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