Instead, their marshmallow was covered from view, or they were given a pretend scenario to distract themselves with.
And the FBI does not want anything to distract the public from the critical task at hand.
The peace treaty was also a chance to distract from his interest in working to entrench Israel sovereignty over the West Bank.
mid-14c., "to draw asunder or apart, to turn aside" (literal and figurative), from Latin distractus, past participle of distrahere "draw in different directions," from dis- "away" (see dis-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)).
Sense of "to throw into a state of mind in which one knows not how to act" is from 1580s. Related: Distracted; distracting; distractedly; distractedness.