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deflect (verb), deflects; deflected; deflecting
1. To change course because of hitting something, or change something's course by coming into contact with it.
2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; to bend or to deviate.
3. To direct people's attention or criticism away from a subject or issue to something else.
4. To force someone to change what he or she is doing or planning to do.
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