distract

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Verb[change]

Plain form
distract

Third-person singular
distracts

Past tense
distracted

Past participle
distracted

Present participle
distracting

  1. (transitive) If you distract someone, you make them pay attention to something different than what they were paying attention to before.
    The crowd was distracted by a helicopter hovering over the stadium when the only goal of the game was scored.