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put sb off (sth)

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
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 ​quietplease - I'm ​trying to ​concentrate and you're putting me off. The ​suddenflash of the ​camera put the ​players off ​theirgame.
(Definition of put sb off (sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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