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An example use of deflect in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… about ways to deflect it …”

meanings of deflect


  1. To divert (attention, etc.).
  2. To deviate from its original path.
  3. To avoid addressing (questions, criticism, etc.).
  4. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
  5. To touch the ball, often unwittingly, after a shot or a sharp pass, thereby making it unpredictable for the other players.