deflect (something) away from (someone or something)

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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.
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He said: "That win, it definitely deflected away from some of the problems because everyone thought we found the solution.
The controversy deflected away from a tight encounter between two sides who still harbour hopes of making the Vanarama Conference play-offs.
In the event of an accident, energy is absorbed and deflected away from the occupant cell, which enhances passenger protection.
But just after 60 minutes, Qatar went into the lead when Hassan's shot saw ball being deflected away from the goal and unmarked Saud Kariri volleyed it into the goal to the delight of Qatari fans.
On came Glenn Little and Adrian Cieslewicz to liven it up and when they combined, the former's shot was deflected away from the waiting Stephen Wright.
Rafael's surge to the edge of the box had Real floundering and although Van Persie's shot was deflected away from goal, Nani's cross struck Ramos and rolled into the net.
Jeff Hendrick then saw his shot deflected away from danger by Wes Morgan before the Foxes put the game beyond Derby's reach in the closing stages.
Moreover, what little rain does fall during the Summer is usually deflected away from the place it most needs to go (the rootball) by the branches and leaves of the tree.
It was also suggested that a large object be temporarily placed in front of the existing doors to determine if the wind could be deflected away from the entranceway.
Market attention was deflected away from the (debt) issues at least for now,'' he said, adding that the prospects for the U.
We played scintillating football and these sort of headlines deflected away from the team's performance.
This new observation may give us a novel insight into why these CMEs appear to both rotate, and be deflected away from following a simple straight path from the surface of the Sun.
But it will be a great pity if, as a result of these changes, certain young people are deflected away from a decent education because their families aren't poor enough to get proper support but not well-off enough either to bear the costs.
It took him into the box but his cross was deflected away from Weir by John Irving.
Zarate had one header that was deflected away from goal, and hit the post with an attempt that lacked real venom only because Vito Mannone let the ball squirm behind him.