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deflect

de·flect

deflect

 
pronunciation:
dih flekt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: deflected, deflecting, deflects
definition: to turn aside or slant away from a straight course; swerve.
similar words:
deviate, divert, parry, turn, ward
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derivation: deflector (n.)
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