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deflect something away from someone or something

to divert someone or something away from someone or something; to cause someone or something to veer away from someone or something. The press secretary deflected the reporter's questions from the candidate. The emergency deflected the boss's attention away from my mistake.
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The new results from DEFLECT III and previous results from DEFLECT I show that the TriGuard has the potential to do so," said Shuki Porath, President and CEO of Keystone Heart.
But after 2080, the asteroid does not come as close to Earth before the potential impact, so any mission to deflect it would have to nudge the asteroid off course by several tens of kilometers - a much more difficult and expensive proposition.
It also seeks to deflect attention from the faulty design and de-engineering of its Steeltex tire series that continues to cause injuries and deaths.
Shadow rural affairs secretary David Lidington said Lord Whitty was trying to deflect criticism from the Government's own failings and urged ministers to take steps to tighten up controls.
The 30-storey Beetham Tower, being built on the former St Paul's eye hospital site, is expected to deflect some of the wind and make getting in and out of work a little easier.
She can, while recovering her position, try to deflect any pass coming her way.
These latest comments from UEFA should not deflect attention from that reality.
Much of what is known about the atomic structures of proteins and other biological molecules comes from studies of how crystals of these materials deflect X rays.
After the break Cheltenham made more of a fist of it, although it was the home side who came closest when Craig Dove saw a header deflect off the post.
Reyes hit an inswinging free-kick and Raul got a touch on the edge of the six-yard box to deflect the ball into the net.
Scott Murray pounced in the six-yard box to deflect a Matthew Hill shot past keeper Mark Goodlad in the 31st minute.
Nathan Stanton conceded it by bringing down sub Mark McKeever, and although Scunthorpe keeper Tommy Evans got a touch, he could only deflect the ball into the net.
vReps deflect calls and emails to lower support costs and enhance the customer experience, by empowering customers to help themselves.
CBS employees in the back of the room gasped at the query, but Moonves deflected it as deftly as network executives deflect all difficult questions.
Bingham flicked across goal and youngster Andrew Allan was ruled to have used his hand to deflect it.