draw attention

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draw attention (third-person singular simple present draws attention, present participle drawing attention, simple past drew attention, past participle drawn attention)

  1. (intransitive) to rouse someone to notice something, to cause someone to focus on something.
    Please be quiet. We don't want to draw attention to ourselves.
    I'd like to draw your attention to this part of the chart.
    • 1960 March, “Talking of Trains: The Slough derailment”, in Trains Illustrated, page 132:
      The Inspecting Officer draws attention to the remarkable way in which the train held together after the final derailment; this was due in no small measure to the robustness of the buckeye couplings fitted to the coaches.

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