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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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This is accomplished by moving the rolls in the pattern shown thus the nip remains constant when the rolls deflect. The amount of crossing is determined by a check of the product gauge across the entire width of the product.
The article states, "The left aileron will deflect upward.
It is instead the result of drag from the deflected ailerons, as discussed in the article.
And despite his deflected back-heel in the fourth minute being officially awarded to Frank Lampard, Owen believes his inadvertent part was enough for him to claim it.
Air molecules scatter a fraction of the beam's photons, sending the deflected light in all directions and making the beam's path visible to the eye.
In the last few years, seismic studies have grown equivocal: Some show deep slabs, while others show deflected ones.
And that, in turn, made the string very easy to deflect out of alignment during the shot.
Being aware how much we could deflect the string allowed us to improve our form.
As the name implies, they deflect by different amounts: When the stick or yoke is moved to the right, for example, the aileron on the right (descending) wing is deflected up much more than the left (ascending) wing's aileron is deflected down.
The reason differential aileron movement works is that deflection of an aileron upward can't do much harm; it is the aileron deflected downward that can be the "troublemaker," i.e., the one possibly precipitating a wing-tip stall.
Kevin Barlow paid pounds 411.77 for the red ball that deflected Darren Bent's shot into the goal.
Avitronics (Centurion, South Africa) is developing a protection system for armored vehicles that will deflect kinetic long-rod penetrator rounds fired from tank guns.