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English definition of “attention”


noun [no plural]   /əˈten·ʃən/
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.
(Definition of attention noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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