distraction collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈstrækʃ(ə)n/

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something preventing you concentrating on something else

Adjectives frequently used with distraction
not wanted or needed: annoying, irritating, unhelpful, unnecessary, unwanted, unwelcomeMany teachers see mobile phones as an unwelcome distraction.pleasant: pleasant, welcomeRob’s arrival came as a welcome distraction from studying.not important or lasting only a short time: minor, momentaryApart from these minor distractions, my impressions of the book are positive.happening often or all the time: constantThe noise of traffic is a constant distraction.
Verbs frequently used with distraction
get rid of distractions: avoid, eliminate, minimize, reduce, removeAs far as possible, try to minimize distractions while you work.ignore distractions: ignore, resistSuccessful distance learners can resist constant distractions.
Nouns frequently used after distraction from
activity: activity, business, job, task, workThey argue that local projects are a distraction from more important tasks.aim: focus, goal, objective, purposeAll this paperwork is a distraction from the main purpose of schools: teaching children.
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