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Verb: distract  di'strakt
  1. Draw someone's attention away from something
    "The thief distracted the bystanders";
    - deflect
  2. Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    "She was rather distracted by the news that her father was seriously ill";
    - perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, disorder

Derived forms: distracted, distracts, distracting

Type of: confuse, disconcert, disturb, flurry, put off, trouble, upset

Encyclopedia: Distract