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de·flect

 (dĭ-flĕkt′)
intr. & tr.v. de·flect·ed, de·flect·ing, de·flects
To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.

[Latin dēflectere : dē-, de- + flectere, to bend.]

de·flect′a·ble adj.
de·flec′tive adj.
de·flec′tor n.

deflect

(dɪˈflɛkt)
vb
to turn or cause to turn aside from a course; swerve
[C17: from Latin dēflectere, from flectere to bend]
deˈflector n

de•flect

(dɪˈflɛkt)

v.t., v.i.
to bend or turn aside; turn from a true course.
[1545–55; < Latin dēflectere to bend down, turn aside]
de•flect′a•ble, adj.
de•flec′tive, adj.
de•flec′tor, n.

deflect


Past participle: deflected
Gerund: deflecting

Imperative
deflect
deflect
Present
I deflect
you deflect
he/she/it deflects
we deflect
you deflect
they deflect
Preterite
I deflected
you deflected
he/she/it deflected
we deflected
you deflected
they deflected
Present Continuous
I am deflecting
you are deflecting
he/she/it is deflecting
we are deflecting
you are deflecting
they are deflecting
Present Perfect
I have deflected
you have deflected
he/she/it has deflected
we have deflected
you have deflected
they have deflected
Past Continuous
I was deflecting
you were deflecting
he/she/it was deflecting
we were deflecting
you were deflecting
they were deflecting
Past Perfect
I had deflected
you had deflected
he/she/it had deflected
we had deflected
you had deflected
they had deflected
Future
I will deflect
you will deflect
he/she/it will deflect
we will deflect
you will deflect
they will deflect
Future Perfect
I will have deflected
you will have deflected
he/she/it will have deflected
we will have deflected
you will have deflected
they will have deflected
Future Continuous
I will be deflecting
you will be deflecting
he/she/it will be deflecting
we will be deflecting
you will be deflecting
they will be deflecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deflecting
you have been deflecting
he/she/it has been deflecting
we have been deflecting
you have been deflecting
they have been deflecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deflecting
you will have been deflecting
he/she/it will have been deflecting
we will have been deflecting
you will have been deflecting
they will have been deflecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deflecting
you had been deflecting
he/she/it had been deflecting
we had been deflecting
you had been deflecting
they had been deflecting
Conditional
I would deflect
you would deflect
he/she/it would deflect
we would deflect
you would deflect
they would deflect
Past Conditional
I would have deflected
you would have deflected
he/she/it would have deflected
we would have deflected
you would have deflected
they would have deflected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deflect - prevent the occurrence ofdeflect - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
2.deflect - turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
3.deflect - turn aside and away from an initial or intended course
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
4.deflect - draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
5.deflect - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)deflect - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
fence - fight with fencing swords

deflect

verb
1. distract, divert, sidetrack, draw away, turn aside a manoeuvre to deflect our attention from what was happening
2. turn aside, turn, bend, twist, sidetrack His forearm deflected most of the punch.

deflect

verb
1. To cause to move, especially at an angle:
2. To change the direction or course of:
Translations
يَتَجَنَّب، يَتَحاشى
odklonitodvést stranou
afbødeafbøjeaflede
elterel
defletteredeviare
nukreipimas į šalįnukreipti į šalį
novirzītnovirzīties
yön değiştirmek

deflect

[dɪˈflekt]
A. VT [+ ball, bullet] → desviar (fig) [+ person] → desviar (from de)
B. VI [ball, bullet] → desviarse

deflect

[dɪˈflɛkt] vt
[+ criticism] → détourner, faire dévier; [+ attention] → détourner
(= deter) to deflect sb → détourner qn de sa route
to deflect sb from sth → détourner qn de qch
[+ shot, punch] → faire dévier

deflect

vtablenken; ballablenken, abfälschen; steam, air currentableiten, ablenken; (Phys) lightbeugen
vi (compass needle)ausschlagen; (projectile)abweichen

deflect

[dɪˈflɛkt] vt (ball, bullet, attention, criticism) → (far) deviare; (person) to deflect (from)distogliere (da)

deflect

(diˈflekt) verb
to turn aside (from a fixed course or direction). He deflected the blow with his arm.
deˈflection (-ʃən) noun
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Past the veranda they raced, pouring a deadly fire into the kneeling Waziri who discharged their volley of arrows from behind their long, oval shields--shields well adapted, perhaps, to stop a hostile arrow, or deflect a spear; but futile, quite, before the leaden missiles of the riflemen.
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Our fans historically adopted the chant as a defence mechanism in order to 'own' the term and thereby deflect anti-Semitic abuse.
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I recall it as being a piece of flat steel angled 45 degrees forward with a hole for the bullets to pass through, the following gasses tending to deflect the muzzle downward and neutralize barrel climb.
But this pool whiz also knows that if he were to hit the cue ball so that it collides on an angle with the colored ball, both balls would deflect in a V-shape, or 90[degrees] angle (see Nuts & Bolts, right).
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