draw someone's attention away from something
"The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder(verb)
disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
To divert the attention of.
The crowd was distracted by a helicopter hovering over the stadium when the only goal of the game was scored.
Origin: From distrahere, from dis- + trahere.
separated; drawn asunder
to draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin
to draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention
to agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass
to unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted
Origin: [L. distractus, p. p. of distrahere to draw asunder; dis- + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf. Distraught.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-trakt′, v.t. to draw in different directions—applied to the mind or attention: to confuse: to harass: to render crazy: to divert.—adj. Distract′ed.—adv. Distract′edly.—n. Distract′edness.—adjs. Distract′ible; Distract′ile (bot.), carried widely apart.—n. Distrac′tion, state of being distracted: perplexity: agitation: madness: a diversion.—adj. Distract′ive, causing perplexity.
The numerical value of distract in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of distract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of distract in a Sentence
Future dreams distract you from present nightmares.
Let us not allow darkness and fear to distract us and control us.
Watching fish, like listening to music, can distract you in a good way.
We aim to distract the soldiers from shooting and wounding or killing our people.
The past is immutable. Don't let it distract you from your current goals and ambitions.
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- صرف الانتباهArabic
- разсейвам, отвличамBulgarian
- distreureCatalan, Valencian
- הסיח את הדעתHebrew
- distraktar, amuzarIdo
- wawao, whakawareaMāori
- отвлечь, отвлекатьRussian
- dikkati dağıtmakTurkish
- phân tâmVietnamese
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