Distract - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈstrækt|  American pronunciation of the word distract
Brit.  |dɪˈstrakt|  British pronunciation of the word distract

verb

- draw someone's attention away from something(syn: deflect)

The thief distracted the bystanders

- disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed (syn: cark, disorder, disquiet, perturb, trouble, unhinge)

Examples

You sneak into his room while I distract him.

He was distracted from his studies.

The students are easily distracted, especially when they're tired.

I was distracted by a loud noise.

The local story distracted attention from news of the war overseas.

I am distracted with doubts.

Try not to distract the other students.

Coverage of the war was used to distract attention from other matters.

The thief distracted the bystanders

He had a decoy distract the guard while he jumped over the fence.

This is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the issues.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: distract
he/she/it: distracts
present participle: distracting
past tense: distracted
past participle: distracted
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