distract


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Synonyms for distract

Synonyms for distract

draw someone's attention away from something

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

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Almost half of those polled said national landmarks such as the proposed White Horse statue in Kent should not be built next to busy roads, as they distract drivers.
It may not distract the singer but it certainly distracts me.
It all depends on what they distract you from and what they distract you toward.
Fayed's regular driver was sent out to distract the waiting photographers by leaving in another car.
And he said he would not allow sketch artists to draw pictures because that also could distract jurors, who would be concerned about how they would be depicted by the artists.
Even the one-sentence captions for the photographs are grouped together at the back of the book, so as not to distract from the compelling visual experience.
The CEO tax return declaration will distract CEOs from activities, including corporate governance, where their expertise is best used.
The real threat is that a society will use its technology to put itself to sleep, that we will distract ourselves from the reality around us by inventing a dream world that makes us feel good about ourselves.
Calling or stroking a guide dog without permission could distract it from its job of safely providing its owner with mobility, freedom and independence.
But kids who can distract themselves with a simple paper toy--the unfurling "party blower" ubiquitous at New Year's Eve and birthday celebrations -- are less likely to cry or struggle when a nurse or doctor must draw blood or administer chemotherapy, Jacobsen reports.
D Try to distract the crying girl by showing her some other things she could play with.
The latest study by the RAC into the state of motoring says that 45 per cent of the drivers polled north of the Border found gadgets seriously distract them on the road.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - A man was injured by a bear Friday in Angeles National Forest after he tried to distract the animal by throwing something at it, officials said.