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

"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
Related terms: lead
3. [ verb ] remove by drawing or pulling
Synonyms: draw_off pull_off

"She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth" "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"

Related terms: remove pluck