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verb [transitive] distract pronunciation in American English /dɪˈstrækt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydistract
he/she/itdistracts
present participledistracting
past tensedistracted
past participledistracted
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  1. to get someones 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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