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pay attention

Definition of pay attention in English:

Take notice of someone or something: students used to know how to pay attention, even when the lecture was boring if you pay attention to one thing, you have to ignore something else you’ve never paid that much attention to her opinions
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  • In my frantic sprint to reach the girl in time, I hadn't been paying attention to the ground below me.
  • No wonder big media have started to pay attention.
  • To avoid cuts, you've really got to pay attention.
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