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Overview of verb deflect

The verb deflect has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off

(prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike")

2. deflect, bend, turn away

(turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest)

3. deflect

(turn aside and away from an initial or intended course)

4. distract, deflect

(draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors")

5. parry, block, deflect

(impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack")

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