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verb [transitive]     distract pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledistracting
past tensedistracted
past participledistracted
  1. to get someone’s attention and prevent them from concentrating on something

    She was distracted by the sound of running water.

    distract someone from something:

    We must let nothing distract us from our purpose.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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