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  Words related to deflect

Related / Similar Words: parry, block, distract, deviate, bend, turn away, debar, obviate, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off

 

Definition:
  • impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack";
  • draw someone''s attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors";
  • turn aside;
  • turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest;
  • prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let''s avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike";

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    Derivational Morphology: blocker, blocking, block, interference, blockage, closure, occlusion, counterpunch, parry, counter, distraction, misdirection, diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation, deflector, obviation, forestalling, preclusion

     

     
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