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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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A puck that deflects into the net off of an attacking player who does not use a distinct kicking motion, is a legitimate goal.
The result is, as the roll deflects the contoured roll deflects, but with the compensating honing pattern it produces a flat sheet.
So, one applies left (up) aileron, the right aileron deflects downward, adding drag out at the end of the right wing.
It's about a tough-babe cop who, thanks to some mystical mumbo-jumbo, gets this goofy-looking metal arm that deflects bullets just like Wonder Woman's wristbands and pops out villain-skewering daggers similar to the knuckle-bound cutlery of the X-Men's Wolverine.
The idea is to measure how far the atmosphere deflects rays of light coming from a star.
She is a reluctant star who has appeared in ads with Michael Jordan, but who often deflects the attention to teammates.