deflect-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: prevent, avoid

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEFLECT NP2

He deflected my insult with a wave of his hand.
A U.S. District Court judge has deflected the health-effects
Shakespeare deftly deflected his mocking against the Queen to his
Nick Stock deflected the puck over Barnes's shoulder.
The metal sheet deflected the beam of light nicely.
Landslide debris has deflected the river channel.
The C.E.O. deflected his competitors from his purchase.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: deflect.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5