|1.||[ verb ] draw someone's attention away from something|
"The thief distracted the bystanders" "He deflected his competitors"
|Related terms:||confuse distraction|
|2.||[ verb ] move ahead of (one's competitors), as in a race|
|3.||[ verb ] remove by drawing or pulling|
"She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth" "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"
|Related terms:||remove pluck|