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 for Deflecting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  deflect \de*flect"\ (d[-e]*fl[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Deflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Deflecting.] [L. deflectere;
     de- + flectere to bend or turn. See Flexible.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
           Sitting with their knees deflected under them. --Lord
     [1913 Webster]

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