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distraction

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdistractiondis‧trac‧tion /dɪˈstrækʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]ATTENTION something that stops you paying attention to what you are doing I study in the library as there are too many distractions at home.distraction from Demands for equality were seen as a distraction from more serious issues.2 drive somebody to distraction3 [countable] old-fashionedENJOY/LIKE DOING something a pleasant activity
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distractionOther people's talk was just a distraction.The short-term approach, distraction, is simple.There are too many distractions in this office - it's hard for me to get anything done.The nearest distraction is probably the Concord Turnpike, a half mile north of the pond.This will reduce distractions and help you concentrate upon your bodily feelings.They lived inside a person's body and wriggled about until their presence drove him to distraction.But in this case, enough variations on the simple alternatives exist to drive a reasonable person to distraction.Tennis has become a welcome distraction for Rudy and his whole family.
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