- 1to take someone's attention away from what they are trying to do synonym divert
- 2 You're distracting me from my work. Don't talk to her—she's very easily distracted. It was another attempt to distract attention from the truth.
NAmE//dɪˈstrækt//distract somebody/something (from something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they distract
he / she / it distracts
past simple distracted
-ing form distracting
distractingjump to other results
adjective distracting thoughts a distracting noise