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Definition of distract verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    distract somebody/something (from something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they distract
    he / she / it distracts
    past simple distracted
    -ing form distracting
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  1. 1to take someone's attention away from what they are trying to do synonym divert
  2. 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.
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adjective distracting thoughts a distracting noise
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