draw attention

To rouse someone to notice something, to cause someone to focus on something.

Please be quiet, we dont want to draw attention to the guards.


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  • draw attention — pull attention towards, stir up interest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • draw attention to yourself — phrase to make people notice you We have to try and get in without drawing attention to ourselves. Thesaurus: to boast or show offsynonym Main entry: draw …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw attention to yourself — to make people notice you We have to try and get in without drawing attention to ourselves …   English dictionary

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — draw1 [ drɔ ] (past tense drew [ dru ] ; past participle drawn [ drɔn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 create picture ▸ 2 move slowly/smoothly ▸ 3 pull something ▸ 4 get information from ▸ 5 choose someone/something ▸ 6 compare two things ▸ 7 get particular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • attention — at|ten|tion W1S1 [əˈtenʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(listen/look/think carefully)¦ 2¦(interest)¦ 3¦(notice)¦ 4¦(repair/cleaning)¦ 5¦(care)¦ 6 stand to/at attention 7 attention! 8 for the attention of somebody ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — [[t]drɔ͟ː[/t]] ♦ draws, drawing, drew, drawn 1) VERB When you draw, or when you draw something, you use a pencil or pen to produce a picture, pattern, or diagram. She would sit there drawing with the pencil stub... [V n] Draw a rough design for a …   English dictionary

  • draw — I UK [drɔː] / US [drɔ] verb Word forms draw : present tense I/you/we/they draw he/she/it draws present participle drawing past tense drew UK [druː] / US [dru] past participle drawn UK [drɔːn] / US [drɔn] *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to… …   English dictionary

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