What is the meaning of distract?

verb

  • Draw someone's attention away from something.
    • usage: "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
  • Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed.
    • usage: "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
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APAWordNet. (2010). distract. Retrieved April 27, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/distract/definitions/1270844
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "distract" http://smartdefine.org/distract/definitions/1270844 (accessed April 27, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, distract, Smart Define, viewed 27 April, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/distract/definitions/1270844>.
MLAWordNet. "distract" 23 October 2010. Web. 27 April 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/distract/definitions/1270844>
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