1. [ verb ] draw someone's attention away from something
Synonyms: draw_away deflect

"The thief distracted the bystanders" "He deflected his competitors"

Related terms: confuse distraction
2. [ verb ] disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
Synonyms: trouble perturb cark disquiet disorder unhinge

"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

Related terms: disturb worry disturbance distraction anxiousness disquiet
Similar spelling:   distracted