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"distract" in British English

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distractverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈstrækt/  us   /dɪˈstrækt/
B2 to make someone ​stop giving ​theirattention to something: Don't distract her (from her ​studies). He ​tried to distract attention from his own ​illegalactivities.

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distracting
adjective uk   /dɪˈstræk.tɪŋ/  us   /dɪˈstræk.tɪŋ/
Please ​turnyourmusic down - it's very distracting.
(Definition of distract from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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distractverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈstrækt/
to take someone’s ​attention away from what that ​person is doing or should be doing: She ​liked to ​work with the ​radioplaying and said it did not distract her.
distraction
noun [C/U]  us   /dɪˈstræk·ʃən/
[U] It’s ​impossible to ​work with all this distraction.
(Definition of distract from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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