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English definition of “distract”

distract

verb [T]    /dɪˈstrækt/
to take someone’s attention away from what that person is doing or should be doing: She liked to work with the radio playing and said it did not distract her. distraction    /dɪˈstræk·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] It’s impossible to work with all this distraction.
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