• IPA: /dɪsˈtɹækt/

distract (distracts, present participle distracting; past and past participle distracted)

  1. (transitive) To divert the attention of.
    The crowd was distracted by a helicopter hovering over the stadium when the only goal of the game was scored.
  2. (transitive) To make crazy or insane; to drive to distraction.
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distract (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Separated; drawn asunder.
  2. (obsolete) Insane; mad.
    • (Alone she being left the spoil of love and death,
      In labour of her grief outrageously distract,
      The utmost of her spleen on her false lord to act)

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