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English verb: distract

1. distract (emotion) draw someone's attention away from something


SamplesThe thief distracted the bystanders.
He deflected his competitors.


Synonymsdeflect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confuse, disconcert, flurry, put off

2. distract (emotion) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed


SamplesShe was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill.


ExamplesThe bad news will distract him, The performance is likely to distract Sue


Synonymscark, disorder, disquiet, perturb, trouble, unhinge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset


Narrower (hyponym)vex, worry









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