take (one's) mind off (something)(redirected from took their mind off)
take (one's) mind off (something)
To stop or to cause one to stop thinking about something, typically a worry or concern. Playing video games after work helps me to take my mind off my work for a while—and sometimes that's when I get my best ideas. Exercising will take your mind off your problems and give you time to decompress.
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take somebody’s ˈmind off somethingmake somebody forget about something unpleasant for a short time: I went out to see a movie to try to take my mind off my problems. ♢ We’re trying to take his mind off things a bit.
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