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deflect

synonym (synonym of deflect)

hypernym (deflect IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • draw someone's attention away from something (verb.emotion)
    cause to feel embarrassment (verb.emotion)
     
  • impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) (verb.competition)
    fight with fencing swords (verb.competition)
     
  • prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening (verb.social)
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible (verb.social)
     
  • turn aside and away from an initial or intended course (verb.motion)
    change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense (verb.motion)
     

derivation (.... is derived from deflect)

  • draw someone's attention away from something (verb.emotion)
    the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something (noun.act)
     
  • impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) (verb.competition)
    a return punch (especially by a boxer) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of blocking (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play (noun.person)
     
  • prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening (verb.social)
    the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively (noun.act)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being avoided or warded off (adj.all)
     
  • turn aside and away from an initial or intended course (verb.motion)
    a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke etc) (noun.artifact)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave) (adj.all)
     
synonym hypernym derivation avert avoid debar bend turn away distract fence confuse disconcert turn forbid foreclose counter counterpunch block blocking blockage closure

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