Definitions For Deflect


  • Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
  • Draw someone's attention away from something
  • Turn aside and away from an initial or intended course
  • Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
  • Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  • To cause (something that is moving) to change direction
  • To hit something and suddenly change direction
  • To keep (something, such as a question) from affecting or being directed at a person or thing

Is Deflect a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Deflect is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Deflect in a Sentence

  • Armor that can deflect bullets
  • The goalie deflected the ball with his hands.
  • The ball deflected off the goalie's shoulder.

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