Pronunciation: (di-strakt'),[key] —v.t. 1. to draw away or divert, as the mind or attention: The music distracted him from his work. 2. to disturb or trouble greatly in mind; beset: Grief distracted him. 3. to provide a pleasant diversion for; amuse; entertain: I'm bored with bridge, but golf still distracts me. 4. to separate or divide by dissension or strife.