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distract

verb [T] uk   us   /dɪˈstrækt/
B2 to make someone stop giving their attention to something: Don't distract her (from her studies). He tried to distract attention from his own illegal activities.
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distracting
adjective uk   us   /-ˈstræk.tɪŋ/
Please turn your music down - it's very distracting.
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