divert one's attention

turn one's attention away from

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • divert one's attention — index interest Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • divert — [v1] turn a different direction alter, avert, change, deflect, modify, pivot, redirect, sheer, swerve, switch, turn aside, veer, volte face, wheel, whip, whirl; concepts 187,213 Ant. be direct, keep to, maintain, stay divert [v2] amuse, entertain …   New thesaurus

  • attention — n. concentration notice 1) to attract, capture, catch, command, draw, get; hold, retain, rivet smb. s attention 2) to devote one s attention to; to focus one s attention on; to pay attention to 3) to bring smt. to smb. s attention 4) to distract …   Combinatory dictionary

  • divert — di‧vert [daɪˈvɜːt, d ǁ ɜːrt] verb [transitive] COMMERCE to spend money or make an effort in a new area of business or a new product: divert something into • The company should divert more resources into research. * * * divert UK US /daɪˈvɜːt/… …   Financial and business terms

  • divert — [[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)t, AM dɪ [/t]] diverts, diverting, diverted 1) V ERG To divert vehicles or travellers means to make them follow a different route or go to a different destination than they originally intended. You can also say that someone or… …   English dictionary

  • divert — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French divertir, from Latin divertere to turn in opposite directions, from dis + vertere to turn more at worth Date: 15th century intransitive verb to turn aside ; deviate <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • divert — Synonyms and related words: absorb, abstract, abuse, alter, amuse, avert, befoul, beguile, bend, bias, blunt, call away, change, change course, chill, convert, convulse, cool, crook, curve, damp, dampen, debase, defalcate, defile, deflect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • For One More Day — is a 2006 novel taken place during the mid 1900 s by the acclaimed sportswriter and author Mitch Albom. It opens with the novel s protagonist planning to commit suicide. His adulthood is shown to have been rife with sadness. His own daughter didn …   Wikipedia

  • To turn around one's finger — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's coat — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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