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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To draw or cause to turn away (from an original position, goal, purpose, direction, association, or interest). Also: To stir up or confuse with conflicting emotions or motives or unsettling worries.

Usage examples (38)
  • DeMINT: Yeah, for distracting from the real thing.
  • The race card is old and very distracting from the problems at hand.
  • I also found the focus on Frey to be distracting from the main point.
  • The most difficult and distracting is trying to use the speaker phone in WA. for more
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