distract-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: draw attention away from; worry

NOTE: This sense implies that attention is drawn away from something.

Her beauty distracted them from winning.
The theif distracted the bystanders.
She was rather distracted by the news that her father was ill.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: distract.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2