1、dis- "apart, away" + tract- + -ion.
- distraction (n.)
- mid-15c., "the drawing away of the mind," from Latin distractionem (nominative distractio) "a pulling apart, separating," noun of action from past participle stem of distrahere (see distract). Meaning "mental disturbance" (in driven to distraction, etc.) is c. 1600. Meaning "a thing or fact that distracts" is from 1610s.
- 1. Driven to distraction, he murdered the woman who jilted him.
- 2. A very clingy child can drive a parent to distraction.
- 3. Let's invite her to the disco — she needs distraction.
- 我们请她去迪斯科舞会 吧,她需要散散心.
- 4. The child's continual crying drove me to distraction.
- 5. I feel this is getting to be a distraction from what I really want to do.
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