Examples of deflection in a Sentence
measuring the angle of deflection
He scored with a deflection off another player's stick.
Recent Examples of deflection from the Web
This deflection came to inform Preaker’s character, who uses a lethal combination of flirtation and sarcasm—and long sleeve clothing—to hide her pain.
On the opening possession of the Detroit Pistons’ summer-league opener vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, the second-round pick got a deflection on the first pass.
Christopher Clarey: France’s 4 goals in this World Cup so far: penalty, own goal, tap-in after deflection and penalty 21’ Pogba Misses Pogba skies it.
That's the story that matters, and any other story is a distraction and a deflection.
Mile Jedinak tucked away the equaliser from the spot before a deflection and goal-line technology combined to give the French the points.
More fundamentally, this all feels like an absurd kind of deflection.
There's more energy, leading to deflections and runouts.
Andrew Das: Terrible break for Peru there, as the deflection popped the ball up and over Gallese, who was dead to rights with Mbappé closing fast.
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DEFLECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deflection for English Language Learners
: the act of changing or causing something to change direction
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