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verb [transitive] distract pronunciation in British English /dɪˈstrækt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydistract
he/she/itdistracts
present participledistracting
past tensedistracted
past participledistracted
  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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