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Definition of Distract

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

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

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

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.
Michelle Obama

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
Henry David Thoreau

A lot of people tell me a lot of things about my conduct, my game, my future... but I try to stay away from their words of wisdom. I don't let it distract me. On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will the only one to blame. So, you should be the one deciding for yourself.
Virat Kohli
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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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