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  1. dis·tract

    /dəˈstrakt/

    verb

    • 1. prevent (someone) from giving full attention to something: "don't allow noise to distract you from your work"
  2. A single well-directed man, by a single understanding, cannot be distracted and warped by that diversity of views, feelings, and interests, which frequently distract and warp the resolutions of a collective body.

  3. Distract | Definition of Distract at Dictionary.com

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    See more synonyms for distract on Thesaurus.com. verb (used with object) to draw away or divert, as the mind or attention: The music distracted him from his work. to disturb or trouble greatly in mind; beset: Grief distracted him. to provide a pleasant diversion for; amuse; entertain: I'm bored with bridge, but golf still distracts me.

  4. Distract | Definition of Distract by Merriam-Webster

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    Definition of distract. transitive verb. 1 a. : to draw or direct (something, such as someone's attention) to a different object or in different directions at the same time. was distracted by a sudden noise.

  5. Distract definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    Distract definition: If something distracts you or your attention from something, it takes your attention away... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

  6. distract | Definition of distract in English by Lexico ...

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    ‘The videos apparently distract the viewer's attention from the song to the meaningless portrayal of carnal desires.’ 1.2 distract oneself Divert one's attention from something unpleasant by doing something different or more pleasurable.

  7. DISTRACT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    distract definition: 1. to make someone stop giving their attention to something: 2. to take someone’s attention away from what that person is doing or should be doing: . Learn more.

  8. Distract dictionary definition | distract defined

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    distract definition: To distract is defined as to draw someone's attention away from something and on to something else. (verb) When you talk to your friend in class ...

  9. Distracted | Definition of Distracted at Dictionary.com

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    Distracted definition, having the attention diverted: She tossed several rocks to the far left and slipped past the distracted sentry. See more.

  10. Distraction | Definition of Distraction by Merriam-Webster

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    Definition of distraction. 1. : something that distracts : an object that directs one's attention away from something else. turned off her phone to limit distractions. One created a distraction while the other grabbed the money.

  11. Distraction - Wikipedia

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    Distraction. Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from a desired area of focus and thereby blocking or diminishing the reception of desired information. Distraction is caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity,...