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distraction

noun uk   /dɪˈstræk.ʃən/ us  
[U] the state of being very bored or annoyed: His lessons bore me to distraction. That dreadful noise is driving me to distraction. C1 [C or U] something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else: I can turn the television off if you find it a distraction. C1 [C] an activity that you do for pleasure: one of the distractions of city life
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