distract

All Verb Noun
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  • I am sure no paper ever went to press under such distracting conditions. Cited from In the Ranks of the C.I.V., by Erskine Childers
  • Some may call out during a service point to distract either player.
  • They became so distracted by all the natural beauty surrounding them, they got lost.
  • She could have done nothing in the world more distracting at that moment. Cited from The Tracer of Lost Persons, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Or at least, not more distracting than other modern forms of popular song.
  • Every time he sees some version of the name, he becomes more distracted.
  • It is possible that his interest in literature distracted him from his expected studies.
  • Through fast double-talk he is able to distract them and send them on their way.
  • He felt that it had distracted him from his major work on the history of political theory.
  • Yet there he ran into financial difficulties and was distracted in his work.
  • For some reason, when he played his high hat, it distracted him.
  • That level must be above the distracting sound most of the time.
  • She has one advantage over ordinary children, that nothing from without distracts her attention from her studies. Cited from Story of My Life, by Helen Keller
  • When they question their uncle about the strange house, he becomes nervous and distracted.
  • May I never see such a hard-working, distracting season again! Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, February, 1875, Vol. 15, No. 86, Ed. by Kirk
  • Moore felt that having two people read the news distracted from the stories being told.
  • She distracts them by dancing so she could make her way back on the ride.
  • Do not let my passing distract you for even a moment.
  • She claimed that she was too distracted by her ill health and depression to control her children.
  • There's so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times.
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Meaning of distract

  • verb Draw someone's attention away from something
    The thief distracted the bystanders, He deflected his competitors