B1 the act of watching or listening to something carefully: I wasn’t paying attention (= listening) to what she was saying. Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention, please? (= please listen to me)
catch/get someone’s attention › to make someone notice you: I waved at him to get his attention.
draw (someone’s) attention to something/someone › to make someone notice something or someone: She jumped and shouted to draw attention to herself.