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Definition of Distract


  1. Separated; drawn asunder.
  2. Insane; mad.
  3. To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin.
  4. To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention.
  5. To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass.
  6. To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted.

Distract Quotations

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Jean Arp

Belts distract the eye from a bloated tummy, a heavy-set upper body and all manner of sins. They can be a superb way to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank, and there's no reason to stop wearing them, ever!

The Arabs could have peace tomorrow if sufficient numbers of Palestinians were not content to be used as cannon fodder in fruitless assaults on Israel, even as the surrounding Arab powers distract the Arab masses with the red herring of Israel while retarding their countries with their repression and corruption.
Conrad Black

You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were.
Claude Chabrol

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
Michelle Obama
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Distract Translations

distract in Dutch is verstrooien
distract in French is distrayons, distraient, distrayez, distraire
distract in German is ablenken
distract in Italian is distrarre, disordinare
distract in Norwegian is distrahere, avlede
distract in Spanish is confundir, dispersar, apartar, distraer
distract in Swedish is dra bort, distrahera
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