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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

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

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

Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
Ron Paul

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

When working, my diet degrades to pizza three times a day, because I don't want to distract myself from anything.
Chuck Palahniuk
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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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