Meaning of distract

dis•tract

Pronunciation: (di-strakt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to draw away or divert, as the mind or attention: The music distracted him from his work.
  2. to disturb or trouble greatly in mind; beset: Grief distracted him.
  3. to provide a pleasant diversion for; amuse; entertain: I'm bored with bridge, but golf still distracts me.
  4. to separate or divide by dissension or strife.
—adj.
  1. distracted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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