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put sb off (sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
to take someone's attention away from what they want to be doing or should be doing: Once she's made up her mind to do something, nothing will put her off. Could you be quiet please - I'm trying to concentrate and you're putting me off. The sudden flash of the camera put the players off their game.
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