distractverb [T]uk us /dɪˈstrækt/
- The teacher had to separate the two friends because they tend to distract each other in class.
- Shoplifters often work in pairs, with one creating a diversion to distract the shop assistants while the other steals the goods.
- Can you stop tapping your foot please - it's distracting me while I'm working.
- Sorry, what were you saying? Something outside the window distracted me.
- If the TV is distracting you from your homework, turn it off.