deflect as a verb:
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.
synonyms: avert, avoid, debar, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off.
Dutch: afwenden, afweren, bewaren, overbodig, verhoeden, verijdelen, vermijden, voorkomen
Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
synonyms: bend, turn away.
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alter one's course,
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Dutch: bevestigen, knopen, buigen, vastmaken, kromlopen
Turn aside and away from an initial or intended course.
Draw someone's attention away from something:
— He deflected his competitors.
Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).
synonyms: block, parry.
Moby thesaurus: angle, angle off, anticipate, arch, avert, bar, bear off, bend, bend back, bias, blunt, bow, change, chill, cool, crook, curl, curve, damp, dampen ... show more.
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