grab/catch one's attention

Definition of grab/catch one's attention

:to cause one to become interested in something
  • The book's title grabbed/caught my attention and I picked the book up.

Word by Word Definitions

grab play
  1. : to take or seize by or as if by a sudden motion or grasp

  2. : to obtain without consideration of what is right or wrong

  3. : to take hastily

  1. : intended to be taken, seized, or grasped suddenly

  2. : taken at random

  1. : something taken, seized, or grasped suddenly

  2. : a sudden snatch

  3. : an unlawful or unethical seizure

catch play
  1. : to capture or seize especially after pursuit

  2. : to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

  3. : deceive

  1. : something caught

  2. : the act, action, or fact of catching

  3. : a game in which a ball is thrown and caught

attention play
  1. : the act or state of applying the mind to something

  2. : a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity

  3. : observation, notice


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