(Nautical) To fasten:
To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
To ward off; prevent
To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
To draw in conflicting directions; create conflict or confusion in
(Sports) To block an opponent
To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
To turn on a pivot.
To turn aside.
To bend; to incline.
Ricochet is defined as to bounce off a surface and go another direction.
To go or cause to go by a roundabout way.
To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
To continue along or turn at an angle or by angles:
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
Find another word for deflects. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deflects, like: bends, avoids, averts, obviates, forfends, debars, distracts, blocks, parries, turns and veers.