distract

(adjective, verb)

adjective

1. (obsolete) Separated; drawn asunder.

2. (obsolete) Insane; mad.

verb

1. draw someone's attention away from something

- The thief distracted the bystanders

Similar word(s): deflect

Definition categories: emotion, confuse, disconcert, flurry

2. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

Similar word(s): cark, disorder, disquiet, perturb, trouble, unhinge

Definition categories: emotion, disturb, trouble, upset

Sentences with distract as a verb:

- The crowd was distracted by a helicopter hovering over the stadium when the only goal of the game was scored.