Definition of Deflect


  • impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
    "block an attack"
  • draw someone's attention away from something
    "The thief distracted the bystanders"
    "He deflected his competitors"
  • turn aside and away from an initial or intended course
  • turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    - turn away
  • prevent the occurrence of
    prevent from happening
    "Let's avoid a confrontation"
    "head off a confrontation"
    "avert a strike"
    - head off - stave off - fend off - ward off
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Word games points for the Deflect

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Unscramble deflect

64 unscramble word found using the letters deflect.

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