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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.
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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
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The Fifers levelled in 74 minutes when Paul McManus volleyed home but Forfar got their noses in front again five minutes later when Steven Tweed deflected a Michael Stuart shot into his own net,.
Ferguson almost grabbed an equaliser two minutes from the end but his shot was deflected wide.
Studley launched everything at Gosport in the second half and it was a cruel blow when Mitchell conceded a foul just outside the penalty area and the Ian Rew free kick was deflected into the corner of the net.
And late-on, Williams lined up another free-kick from 20 yards, but this time his deflected effort beat keeper Matt Glennon to give Ian Britton's side their first win in six games over their visitors.
Harris had tried to turn Sam Collins on the edge of the box, and after being brought down he fired in a free-kick that deflected off the wall for his 11th goal in as many games.
TWO deflected goals inside the opening 13 minutes gave Longford record their third big home win of the season as Athlone suffered a third heavy defeat on the spin.
His diagonal shot hit the post and Cagliari defender Fabio Vignati deflected the rebound into his own net in the 69th minute.
A NASTY neck injury to Berwick keeper Neil Inglis deflected the attention away from the Wee Gers victory.
The hosts controlled the game from the off with Vale rarely threatening until striker Adrian Little-john saw two efforts deflected to safety early in the second half.
Adrian Littlejohn's header was deflected over the crossbar before Durnin's seemingly harmless effort from the edge of the area deflected off Mansfield player-boss Keith Curle and flew in to give Vale the lead.
Although scientists can pinpoint the location of unmoving atoms, such as those in a solid surface, tracking the locations of moving atoms in a deflected beam has proven much more difficult and required the use of mechanical grids or slits.
THE VISITORS got off to a flyer taking the lead with a deflected goal on two minutes.
Diamonds went ahead after four minutes when Lowe hit a left foot shot which deflected past keeper Alan Marriott.