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deflect (something) away from (someone or something)

To direct something away from someone or something. That's why I have an assistant—she deflects all of this minutiae away from me. At the last second, the defenseman deflected the puck away from the goal.
See also: away, deflect
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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.
See also: away, deflect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Essentially, the aileron's lower leading edge is designed to protrude into the slipstream when the aileron is deflected upward, lowering the wing in the direction of a turn.
Meite was unable to deal with his low cross and deflected the ball past Scott Carson into the net.
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The gasses and blast, however, were deflected up and backward, and actually pained the shooter's ears.
1 90-DEGREE RULE: When the cue ball hits another ball at an angle, both balls deflect at a 90[degrees] angle.
Extending the arms and exposing the ball could allow the defense to deflect or steal it (Photo 3).
She aimed for Mr Gallon's chest but he managed to raise his arm in time to deflect the knife and escaped with a cut to his bicep, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
Premier Division side Worcester had been given the perfect start when Sutton defender Neil Watkins could only deflect Jai Stanley's near-post cross into his own net as Carl Heeley threatened.
Avitronics (Centurion, South Africa) is developing a protection system for armored vehicles that will deflect kinetic long-rod penetrator rounds fired from tank guns.
The technology - called backscatter - uses rays which deflect off dense materials such as metal or plastic and produce a darker image than those rays deflected off the skin.
At a very acute angle, an incoming round may merely deflect and follow the surface of the door.
The fabric in the live area will then deflect slightly in the direction of metal flow.
Our fans historically adopted the chant as a defence mechanism in order to 'own' the term and thereby deflect anti-Semitic abuse.
According to the Herald Sun, Steinitz did not say who was responsible, but said the government had successfully managed to deflect almost every attack, thereby avoiding serious disruption or other damage.