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    "He looked out for a way of leaving early, hoping that he could slip away without drawing too much attention to himself."

    If I use "looked for" instead of "looked out for", is there any differences?

    Please tell me the meaning of "draw too much attention to himself". I don't really understand it.

    By the way, can you show me some phrases or idioms having the same meaning to it?

    Thank you all so much

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    Default Re: draw attention

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi lucalita009,

    There are a few words concerning the matter in question.

    look for = 1. Search for; also, seek out. For example, “A search party was sent to look for the lost fliers”, or “Those kids are just looking for trouble.”
    2. Expect, anticipate, as in Look for a change of weather in March.
    look out = be careful, be watchful

    look out for
    = see to the welfare of, as in “Mary was assigned to look out for the youngsters on the playground.”

    draw s.o.’s attention
    = attract s.o.’s attention = arrest s.o.’s attention

    With Mr. Obama drawing so much early attention for his opposition to the Iraq war

    I would like to draw the author’s attention to the fact that his

    .. because we don’t like to draw attention to ourselves,

    Funny, too, how reading the books in this way can also draw the reader’s
    attention ..

    too much = being excessive or unreasonable

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    V.

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    Default Re: draw attention

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    "He looked out for a way of leaving early, hoping that he could slip away without drawing too much attention to himself."

    If I use "looked for" instead of "looked out for", is there any differences? In the context you have given, both are acceptable though I would prefer simply "looked for".

    Please tell me the meaning of "draw too much attention to himself". I don't really understand it. It means to do something in such a way that people notice

    By the way, can you show me some phrases or idioms having the same meaning to it? Vil has given you some.

    Thank you all so much
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    Thank you so much for your relies, Vil and Anglika.
    Now I see the problems

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