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dis·tract

distract

 
 
pronunciation:
dih straekt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: distracts, distracting, distracted
definition: to draw away a person's attention.
Noise from the street distracted him from his work.
similar words:
amuse, disturb, engage, entertain, occupy
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derivations: distractible (adj.), distractive (adj.), distractingly (adv.)
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