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To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
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  1. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  2. To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
  3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
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  1. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
  2. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
  3. To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
To turn aside.
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  1. To turn aside.
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
To counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response
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  1. To counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response
  2. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
  3. To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
(Sports) To hit (a ball or puck, for example) at an angle.
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  1. (Sports) To hit (a ball or puck, for example) at an angle.
  2. To move or turn (something) at an angle:
  3. To move or bend at an angle or by means of angles
To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
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  1. To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
  2. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  3. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
To cause (a ray or wave of light, heat, or sound) to undergo refraction
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  1. To cause (a ray or wave of light, heat, or sound) to undergo refraction
  2. (Medicine) To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).
  3. To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction.
To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
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  1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
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  1. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
  2. To turn away:
  3. To turn away
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  1. To turn aside from a course or way:
  2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
  3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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  1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn aside.
To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
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  1. To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
  2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn:
  3. To turn on a pivot.
To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
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  1. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
  2. To move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another
  3. To get along by tricky or evasive means.
To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
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  1. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
  2. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
  3. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
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  1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
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  1. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
  2. To turn or swing; change the course of
  3. To turn
Find another word for deflect. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deflect, like: swerve, diverge, divert, parry, turn, veer, angle, bend, refract, turn and avert.