Prisms deflect rays of light towards their bases.
The rain began, light at first, and he adjusted his helmet to deflect the droplets from blowing in his face.
"You need more of an angle when you deflect," he told her.
The photographer's assistant set up the mirrors to deflect the light to the right location.
Jasmine raised her arms to deflect the dodgeball heading straight for her face.
My little brother has the ablility to deflect any blame off himself and on to me, so he never gets in trouble.
You must learn to deflect demeaning comments but incorporate constructive criticism.
All of Alex's bridesmaids were careful to not deflect attention away from the bride on her special day.
As an accomplished attorney, Michael was able to deflect many of the prosecutor's questioning tactics.
At the last second, Jimmy managed to jump up and deflect his opponent's shot into the hoop.
Don't let any of the players on the other team deflect your winning shot!
The potential candidate was able to deflect some of the harder questions by flattering the interviewer.
In the position shown in solid lines, these valves deflect the air and gas into the left-hand pair of "regenerators" or spacious heat-transferring chambers.
The verniers having been read, the cross-arm is rotated so as to deflect the needle a in the opposite direction, and a new setting is taken.
The bubble will contract, forcing the air out, and the current of air blown through the tube may be made to deflect the flame of a candle.