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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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The maneuverability of the catheter is more challenging if a deflectable sheath is not employed.
Early human experience with use of a deflectable fiberoptic endocardial visualization catheter to facilitate coronary sinus cannulation.
Olympus' EndoEYE LTF-VH is, according to the company, the world's first deflectable HDTV-enabled video laparoscope that upgrades the distally-mounted video chip to HDTV and combines it with an advanced flexible tip design.
The pad side edges are deflectable with respect to the central portion, and include an absorbent contained between a bodyside, liquid-permeable cover and a garment side, liquid-impermeable baffle.
Its under ground joints are deflectable, allowing routing with minimal fittings, it can be cut to size in the field and easily tapped.
("EPMD"), Mount Arlington, N.J., has received 510-K market clearance for its deflectable handle device to be used with its electrophysiology catheters.
The Visera Elite features a 5-millimeter high definition (HD) deflectable videolaparoscope called the Endoeye Fie 5.
Microline recently introduces its line of Reposable deflectable instruments.
The napkin's side edges are deflectable with respect to the central portion and include an absorbent material between a bodyside, a liquid-permeable cover and a garment side.
In October, Olympus introduced a new surgical imaging platform, Visera Elite, and a new 5 millimeter high-definition (HD) deflectable videolaparoscope, called the Endoeye Flex 5.
Booth # 637 * The new Mi~Flex[TM] instrument features unique, thumb-driven actuation of the deflectable tip, facilitating access to structures and delivering precise maneuverability and control.
According to Olympus, the Evis Exera II was a favorite among overseas surgeons, and customers in Asia clamored for the company's Visera Pro system, an integrated system of digital rigid, deflectable tip and flexible videoscopes for use in operating room endosurgery as well as office-based endoscopy procedures.