distract


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draw someone's attention away from something

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

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Distractions don't distract you of their own accord.
Jacobsen says physicians should devise similar techniques to distract frightened children during other distressing medical procedures.
Poorly behaved children inside the car also distract 34 per cent of the respondents.
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.
D Try to distract the crying girl by showing her some other things she could play with.
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.
THE California Senate has taken a ``bold'' stand against eating, drinking, cell-phone talking or otherwise recklessly driving, voting to make a special case out of motorists who let such activities distract them from the road.
They were described as distant cousins of the suspects, and may have been used to distract their victims.