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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cause to turn aside or downward.

Usage examples (33)
  • She deflected the criticism by changing the subject.
  • McCain knows he needs to deflect from the issues to stay in the game.
  • Because all they want is attention and engagement to distract and deflect from the topic.
  • They are the first to deflect from the Iraq issue, our national security by this silliness. for more
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