Distract

Borrowed from Latin distractus, from distraho (“to pull apart”), from dis- + traho (“to pull”).

(transitive) To divert the attention of. ▼


distractus:

divided, scattered; sold


dis-traho

From dis- +‎ trahō (“I drag”).

I draw, pull or drag asunder; tear in pieces, separate forcibly, divide; scatter.
I sell separately (in parcels), retail; sell (in general)
I draw in different directions; divide, distract, perplex.
I separate in sentiment, estrange, alienate.

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