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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·flect /dɪˈflɛkt, di-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·flect /dɪˈflɛkt/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 de·flect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Deflecting.]  To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected; to deflect a punch; to deflect criticism by acknowledging a mistake.
    Sitting with their knees deflected under them.   --Lord (1630).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·flect, v. i. To turn aside; to deviate from a right or a horizontal line, or from a proper position, course or direction; to swerve.
    At some part of the Azores, the needle deflecteth not, but lieth in the true meridian.   --Sir T. Browne.
    To deflect from the line of truth and reason.   --Warburton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's
           avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation";
           "avert a strike" [syn: debar, obviate, avert, head
           off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off]
      2: turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of
         interest [syn: bend, turn away]
      3: turn aside [syn: deviate]
      4: draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief
         distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
         [syn: distract]
      5: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an
         attack" [syn: parry, block]