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English definition of “distraction”

distraction

noun     /dɪˈstrækʃən/
[C, U] something that makes you stop giving your attention to something else : The phone calls were a constant distraction.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing offCreating a distraction
drive sb to distraction UK to make someone very annoyed Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of distraction noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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