Definition of 'deflect'
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He used jokes to deflect criticism that he was too old or lazy for the job. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The initial deployment was a move to deflect attention away from Ukraine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Serb picked out Shelvey whose deflected shot found the net. The Sun (2016)They will do anything to deflect attention. The Sun (2007)So nervous indeed that his attention had been deflected from their route. Man of Honour (2007)Reaching the final last season deflected attention from another disappointing season. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Certain politicians saw it as an opportunity to deflect attention away from their own shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is not to deflect any criticism of the race. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have to deflect the pressure away from the squad. The Sun (2012)The focus on simulation by attackers seems to have deflected attention from this more clandestine aspect of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the danger is that the attacks on him will deflect attention from his attempt to change the bank. Times, Sunday Times (2007)King cross deflected into his path. The Sun (2015)Leaving aside the touching attempt to deflect criticism, what should savers do? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a crude attempt to deflect pressure from his own team's failings. The Sun (2010)Cynics would say it was a surefire way to deflect attention from the Gunners' failings. The Sun (2012)His early free kick was deflected over the bar, but Palace scored from the resulting corner. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's an effective opening that allows him to deflect the criticism that he's concerned with austerity and easing the tax burden on top earners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And Britain's most expensive footballer made his by now customary impact on the match with one hugely deflected shot and another saved easily by the keeper. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'deflect'
British English: deflect VERB
If you deflect something such as criticism or attention, you act in a way that prevents it from being directed towards you or affecting you.
The actor changed his name to deflect accusations of nepotism.
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