distract


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for distract

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

References in periodicals archive ?
A DRINK-driver who claimed he killed his girlfriend in a smash after she distracted him with a kiss was jailed for two years.
At around 1.15pm on Saturday, a woman using the cash machine at Lloyds TSB, in Grey Street, Newcastle, was approached by a man and a woman who distracted her and took an amount of cash and her bank card.
AS planning for the white horse dubbed The Angel of the South gets under way, research suggests that an estimated four million motorists have had an accident or near-miss because they were distracted by roadside landmarks.
Writing in The Guardian she said: "The Conservative leader hopes to distract us with frisbees, floral shorts, and photo ops.
Still, the problem is the same--an unconscious society duped and drugged by a mass media bent on keeping it content and distracted. And the solution is similar--pull the plug and become a critical reader and thinker.
Drivers are getting increasingly distracted by technology behind the wheel--with tragic consequences.
The ordinance states that distracted walking is a major pedestrian safety concern, citing pedestrian fatalities getting worse each year.
We drive past signs on our roadways that warn, "Talk, Text, Crash" or "Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other." The warnings are reminders that distracted driving has become a traffic safety epidemic, creating challenges and dangers on U.S.
Rushton then failed answer Padilla's question, and later on said that she got distracted by an audience member.
Texas Transportation Agency: Distracted Driving Still a Problem
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the North Aurora Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 100 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind drivers to drop their phones or pay up.
The Footasylum sign never distracted me driving on a one-way road, as opposed to a three-lane roundabout.
One of the most dangerous activities that nearly all of us have participated in at one time or another is distracted driving.
"Last year about 468 people died on the roads in the UAE for different reasons, but 13 per cent died as a result of being distracted while driving," he added.