HyperDic: deflect

English > 5 senses of the word deflect:
VERBsocialdeflect, debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
motiondeflect, bend, turn awayturn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
motiondeflectturn aside and away from an initial or intended course
emotiondeflect, distractdraw someone's attention away from something
competitiondeflect, parry, blockimpede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
deflect > pronunciation
Soundsdihfleh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > deflect: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningprevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening / happening.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishalejar, atajar, capear, desviar, detener, eludir, esquivar, evitar, obviar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalaneludir, evitar, prevenir
English > deflect: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningTurn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbend, turn away
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishtorcer
Nounsdeflection, deflexiona turning aside (of your course or attention or concern / concern / concern)
deflectora device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke / smoke etc)
English > deflect: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningturn aside and away from an initial or intended course.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishdesviarse
Adjectivesdeflectivecapable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
Nounsdeflection, deflexiona turning aside (of your course or attention or concern / concern / concern)
deflectora device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke / smoke etc)
English > deflect: 5 senses > verb 4, emotion
MeaningDraw someone's attention away from something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "He deflected his competitors"
Synonymdistract
Broaderconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Spanishapartar, desviar, distraer
Catalanapartar, desviar, distraure, distreure
English > deflect: 5 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningimpede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to deflect his opponent
Synonymsparry, block
Broaderfencefight with fencing swords
Spanishdesviar, obstruir, parar
Catalanobstruir

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