In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(divert)(person) distraerhis attention was constantly being distracted by the noise — el ruido lo distraía continuamente
- they began shouting to distract the attention of the guards — empezaron a gritar para distraer a los guardias / para distraer la atención de los guardias
- to distract sb from sth — distraer a algn de algo
- don't distract him from his work — no lo distraigas de su trabajo
- I did notice a small amount of softness in one scene, though it won't be distracting to the viewing.
- The people, however, provided enough colour in the way they dressed to distract my attention from the rundown streets.
- Reverting back to a glossary distracts a reader from concentrating on the science in an article.
- A small amount of softness permeates the image, though overall it's never overly distracting to the viewing.
- The use of fashions in thought is to distract the attention of men from their real dangers.
- Striking the martyr pose is good public relations because it distracts attention from the real issues.
- He's only trying to distract attention from all his problems at home.
- I don't know if we've got enough bananas to distract him.
- There is always a danger that new hi-tech systems will distract attention and divert energies from effective policing.
- In truth, the emphasis on individual feelings distracts people from thinking about and caring for their communities.
- Now I'm rambling, but these thoughts distract me from concentrating on my work and I must let them out.
- Sometimes all you can do is distract yourself until it passes.
- However, Coleman's limited critique should not distract readers from recognizing the broader legal landscape depicted in the article.
- So, are you so over-committed because you're distracting yourself from the absurdity and meaninglessness of life?
- "It distracts from the real issues facing our community, " he says.
- The day, or the week, is spent distracting myself.
- Remember, Gilligan made possible Alastair Campbell's diversionary tactic that distracted attention from the argument about the need for war.
- Women have reason to be relieved that Parliament's attention was distracted.
- For the most part the colors and image are solid, with little to distract the viewer.
- As traffic safety managers see it, the use of a cellphone distracts the attention of the driver from the main task of driving.
- So anyway, I distracted myself until I decided that the distraction could be a school in and of itself.
- The kind of event meant to distract from a glaring budget fact.
- The videos apparently distract the viewer's attention from the song to the meaningless portrayal of carnal desires.
- I have to admit, while a nice attempt, it is a bit distracting at times.
- Milling over the thought too much would distract my attention so I averted myself back to the problem at hand.
- It distracted him enough to prevent a quick victory, but not enough to let Jeremy win.
- They walked in silence into the woods, and Jonathon focused most of his attention on the scenery to distract himself.
- Traci distracted the ref and Douglas hit Daniels with a chain.
- You may be able to prevent your child from having an outburst by distracting him or her with toys or other activities.
- A large rumbling noise distracted their attention for a moment.
- You are thinking incredibly wrongly and are only distracting yourself from enjoying the rest of this.
- And there's no perfect person who's going to distract you long enough.
- I found this while distracting myself at my friend Jas's site.
- Some were suggesting that his interest was overblown to distract attention from the company's poor trading statement.
- Don't let the infamous bag lady distract your attention from the real issues.
- I was distracting myself from utter frustration with a project and surfing the blogroll.
- The rest of the time I kept on distracting myself by looking at the trees through the big window behind her.
- The more extraneous items you cram on a web page, the more you confuse and distract the visitor.
- The police have even condemned certain billboard adverts for distracting drivers resulting in more crashes.
- The latter keeps the display from distracting the driver when he should be concentrating on more important tasks.
- And I believe this devotion to sport distracts people from their own lives, making it by definition an opiate of masses.
- It has nearly caused three accidents already because it distracts motorists' attention.
- For a split second utter confusion distracted me from my misery.
- At the same time, we should not allow it to distract attention from the need for reform of the SIS's general oversight provisions.
- Don't waste energy fruitlessly pursuing it; distract yourself with something productive, be it whittling, knitting or washing dishes.
- The argument of menfolk in not allowing women to enter the mosque is that this will distract the attention of men.
- The shovel fell and clattered to the floor behind the monster, whose attention was momentarily distracted.
- The color should not distract your reader from the main points of your site.
- They suffer from a semi-religious monomania which distracts attention from the major issues in their field.
- There is some softness to the image that becomes a bit distracting at times.
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