- IPA: /dɪsˈtɹækt/
distract (distracts, present participle distracting; past and past participle distracted)
- (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.
- (transitive) To make crazy or insane; to drive to distraction.
- French: distraire
- German: ablenken
- Italian: distrarre
- Portuguese: distrair
- Russian: отвлека́ть
- Spanish: distraer, despistar
distract (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Separated; drawn asunder.
- (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)