divert/distract attention

Definition of divert/distract attention

  1. :  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

  1. :  to turn aside :  deviate

    :  to turn from one course or use to another :  deflect

    :  distract

  1. :  insane, mad

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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