(redirected from deflecting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Refs get a hammering up here with lot of people deflecting things paul heckingbottom SAYS WHISTLER GOT IT RIGHT
The R 55 counters the risk of increased wear due to vacuum formation between the sealing and the deflecting lips through the use of lip texture.
The more impediments there are in a bullet's path, the greater is the chance of deflecting it or slowing it down.
The Premier League club said that supporters did not intend to cause insult by using the term - a derogatory word for a Jewish person - but were deflecting anti-Semitism from other club fans.
THE former boss of Newcastle Airport has been accused of "deflecting" a key question over the size of the bonus he stood to gain from a massive refinancing deal.
The Sheffield official apologised to the Blues after accidentally deflecting Radhi Jaidi's pass to set-up a quick break from which Sam Vokes made it 2-0.
The France striker made it 2-0 seven minutes later, deflecting the ball in with the tip of his boot from a low cross by Adrian Mutu.
Earlier this year, other researchers announced the development of atomicinterferometry techniques for deflecting beams of atoms ever so slightly (SN: 9/7/91, p.158).
Other ideas include a "solar sail", a "tugboat" spacecraft, firing a missile, exploding a nuclear bomb, and boiling the surface by deflecting the sun's rays with mirrors.