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pay attention

Definitions

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pay attention
     1. v. (idiomatic, intransitive) To attend, to be attentive, to focus one's attention.
Analysis
pay
     1. vt. To give money or other compensation to in exchange for goods or services.
     2. vt. To discharge, as a debt or other obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required.
     3. vt. To discharge a debt by delivering (money owed).
     4. vt. To be profitable for.
     5. vt. To give (something else than money).
attention
     1. n. Mental focus.
     2. n. An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
     3. n. (un, military) A state of alertness in the standing position.
     4. interj. (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.

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It gives you something to pay attention to. 
Well, maybe if you'd pay attention once in a while, I wouldn't have to smack you so much, would I? 

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