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verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).
Rhymes with Deflect
Sentences with deflect
1. Verb, base form
The belt should be tight enough to deflect one inch, no more or less.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Floor joists deflect or bow slightly over time, especially when the joists cover long spans.
Quotes about deflect
1. The only way I could get comfortable around people was to make them laugh. I was an obedient girl, and humor was my one form of rebellion. I used comedy to deflect. Like, 'Hey, check out my zit!' - you know, making fun of yourself before someone else has a chance to.
- Tina Fey
2. All I do is have fun. When I'm not working, it's about making people laugh. I love making jokes about things. Even when someone's mad at me, I'll deflect anger with humor. My days are filled with laughter. If I'm not laughing, I'm not happy.
- Drew Fuller
3. Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject.
- Ted Danson
verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
- turn away
verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.
- stave off
- ward off
- fend off
- stand still
verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] turn aside and away from an initial or intended course.
verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] draw someone's attention away from something.
- put off