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Synonyms of deflect in English:


  • 1 the bullet was deflected sideways she was anxious to deflect attention from herself
  • 2 the ball deflected off the centre half
    bounce, glance, ricochet;
    turn aside/away, turn, alter course, change course/direction, diverge, deviate;
    veer, swerve, slew, drift, bend, swing, twist, curve
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