Deflect [verb]

Definition of Deflect:

bounce off; turn aside

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Sentence/Example of Deflect:

It was inevitable, then, that the host would seek to deflect the attention of his viewers to Ocasio-Cortez, hypocrisy notwithstanding.

Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara, who was facing his former team, had a scare with 12 seconds remaining in the first period when a puck deflected off his stick and hit him in the face.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has sought to deflect blame, noting the role of smaller, right-leaning services such as Parler and Gab.

Eagles’ Doug Pederson deflects tanking criticism in wake of questionable calls in finaleThe Eagles, with the season-ending loss, finished three spots higher in the draft order than they would have landed with a victory.

Or, since he can’t seem to relate to you as anything but his subordinate, she might prefer to step in herself to deflect his requests and intrusions, up to and including pulling him out of your meetings.

He scripted a play for Daman Tate, who drove into the lane and spun but had his floater deflected by Austin Butler of Holy Cross.

Minnesota had to move only 18 yards after linebacker Hardy Nickerson’s interception of a Brees pass deflected by Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Frank managed to deflect the automatic's muzzle from himself.

It was announced with official emphasis that no opposition would deflect the Government from its purpose.

There is a wellnigh infinite number of influences to deflect us from the safe and certain course.