distract - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/dɪˈstrækt/
present tense
I/you/we/theydistract
he/she/itdistracts
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.