(cause to) turn from a straight course or fixed direction,especially after hitting sth
"Let's avoid a confrontation"
"head off a confrontation"
"avert a strike"
"The thief distracted the bystanders"
"He deflected his competitors"
"block an attack"
He was deflected from this intention by the unexpected appearance of a figure.
出自： H. Read
Quintin did nothing to deflect or direct enquiries.
出自： O. Manning
Almost anything could deflect a marble from going straight to its mark.
出自： J. D. Salinger