Definition of divert/distract attention
: to try to keep people from noticing or thinking about something He was trying to divert/distract attention away from his friend's mistake.
Word by Word Definitions
: to turn aside : deviate
: to turn from one course or use to another : deflect
: insane, mad
: to turn aside : divert
: to draw or direct (as one's attention) to a different object or in different directions at the same time
: to stir up or confuse with conflicting emotions or motives
: the act or state of applying the mind to something
: a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity
: observation, notice
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