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A thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else
“Junior faculty members, in particular, want to ensure that their blogs are not a distraction from their primary research.”
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A state of wildly excited activity
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“Dutch would convince Arthur Morgan to create a distraction by blowing up the bridge.”
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An extreme agitation of the mind
“Our hero is subsequently driven to distraction by the gorgeous free-spirited heroine living next door.”
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A recreational diversion
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“He engages in kitesurfing as a distraction from the daily grind.”
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Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic
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A state of stunned confusion or bewilderment
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The property of being inattentive
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The state of having a serious mental illness
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Something designed to mislead to divert intention
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The state of being discomposed
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An unrelated topic, or an alternate train of thought
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A state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour
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An activity done in addition to one's main job, especially to earn extra income
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An inclination to escape from routine or reality into fantasy
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
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Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain
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A person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap
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Extreme folly or eccentricity
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