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English definition of “take sb's mind off sth”

take sb's mind off sth

to stop you from worrying or thinking about a problem or pain, often by forcing you to think about other things: The good thing about running is that it takes my mind off any problems I've got.Forgetting and forgetfulnessCreating a distraction
(Definition of take sb's mind off sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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