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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

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
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Thus, the fabric will deflect more toward the casting [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED].
Press secretary Bernard Ingham hit on the idea of using a trip Down Under by Charles, Diana and nine-month-old son William to deflect media attention.
So, one applies left (up) aileron, the right aileron deflects downward, adding drag out at the end of the right wing.
It was not our intention to deflect attention from the Cheltenham fixture, but it looks like Ulster Champion Chase day will be a sell-out.
The result is, as the roll deflects the contoured roll deflects, but with the compensating honing pattern it produces a flat sheet.
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.
Although 1999 RQ36's potential collision is late in the next century, the window of opportunity to deflect it comes much sooner, prior to a series of close approaches to Earth that the asteroid will make between 2060 and 2080.
Chara got Boston rolling with a blue-line shot at 6:21 that appeared to deflect off Devils defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski before eluding Brodeur at 6:21.
In the second half, Puddy almost spilled a shot from Madjo into his own net but then did well to deflect Pierre Joseph-Dubois' effort on to the crossbar.
Speaking of those ions from an electron's perspective, Heller notes that "you fly over ballistically, but they deflect you a little bit.
The extended arm will give the defender an opportunity to deflect any pass.
64: Ward's inswinging corner clawed away by Cisak; keeper then stretches to deflect Ward's cross with Martin poised at far post.
The Trinity College Dublin study found they deflect exhaust fumes away from people walking.
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.