"distracts" in the verb sense
1. distract, deflect
draw someone's attention away from something
"The thief distracted the bystanders"
"He deflected his competitors"
2. perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder
disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
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