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[ US /dɪˈstɹækʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪstɹˈækʃən/ ]
  1. mental turmoil
    he drives me to distraction
  2. the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
    conjurers are experts at misdirection
  3. an obstacle to attention
  4. an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
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How To Use distraction In A Sentence

  • The pursuit of such metaphysical questions is just a high-minded distraction from the more pressing issue of confronting the dilemma of one's existence here and now.
  • I find it hard to work at home because there are too many distractions.
  • I was standing in some kind of wooded area and looking around Probably trying to find any distraction to keep me from going for my lecture and I did eventually find that tap-dancing squirrel but that's a story for another post and then somehow bits and pieces began to hit me. Archive 2005-02-01
  • Only some people believe that a guy who called criticism "distraction" is a good guy. Clinton has big lead in Kentucky, Obama on top in Oregon
  • A distraction may cause it to wander off into the road, with fatal consequences.
  • Katie and Matt were boring me this morning, so I popped in a DVD for distraction and watched him get plowed while lying in a sink.
  • The animation of insentient or nonhuman entities produces an effect of cacophony and distraction.
  • He used this distraction to swipe at the dog's hind quarters.
  • But the cup will give the club a much-needed distraction from these worries - and hopefully the shot in the arm they need.
  • Junior faculty members, in particular, want to ensure that their blogs are not a distraction from their primary research.
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