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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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Student concentration is affected when there are no curbs imposed on the student use of digital technologies in the classroom and others in class are engaged in distractive activities (Campbell, 2006; Gilroy, 2003).
How ever, "that is not the case with these 21 buildings in Downtown Brooklyn that have no distractive architectural style worth protecting.
And so I have had to devise a series of distractive cues to tempt my son away from telling jokes and hope he falls for it.
The key to success is keeping your chosen standard from becoming bureaucratic and distractive from what should be your real priorities in managing risk.
He says that too much apparent depth for the graphics can be difficult for viewers to adapt to, and can even become distractive from the main programme content.
A number of draft requests by members of both Don Judge parties have also been submitted to address Montana's increasing recognition of the tragedies surrounding multiple DUI offenders, and a few to address distractive driving and mandatory seat belt use.
Distractive stimulus may activate incorrect response in this system (10,25,58-60).
Lastly, it is still debatable among the traffic safety community in Jordan whether stricter regulations on cell phone use while driving or drivers' educational programs on the distractive effect of cell phones are a better approach to improving safety.
CHATTY colleagues are the most distractive influence at work, a poll by recruitment specialists Robert Walters claimed yesterday.
However, distractive environments are common, often continuous and inescapable, and result in the persistent activation of the musculature.
We then examine how different categories of distractive software activity impact class performance.
Of the 16 distractive flexion injuries (facet dislocations), 3 underwent immediate successful closed reduction; 5 failed closed reduction; reduction was not attempted in 3 owing to the delay between injury and presentation; and 5 proceeded immediately to open reduction surgery.
One of the primary goals of patient positioning for hip arthroscopy is to allow for adequate distraction of the hip joint, which requires a distractive force be placed across the hip joint, essentially in line with the femoral neck.
Robust plates are created with distractive flavors and presented in a straightforward manner, allowing the quality of the ingredients to speak for themselves.
As such the only way to pull all southerners into the separation camp including the SPLM unionists as well as those hooked up in the outdated New Sudan Vision is not to bring about a distractive figure in Khartoum.