listen


listen
lis|ten1 [ `lısn ] verb intransitive ***
1. ) to pay attention to a sound, or to try to hear a sound:
When he speaks, everybody listens.
listen to: Do you like listening to music?
listen for: She was listening for the sound of his key in the lock.
listen carefully: Listen carefully to the instructions.
=> HEAR
2. ) to pay attention to what someone tells you and do what they suggest:
I've tried to give Jerry advice, but he just won't listen.
listen to: Don't listen to him he doesn't know anything about it.
listen (here) SPOKEN
used when you want someone to pay attention to what you are saying, especially when you are annoyed with them:
Now listen here, you, I'm not paying any more than we agreed.
,listen `in phrasal verb intransitive
to secretly listen to what someone says: EAVESDROP:
listen in on: Rachel was listening in on our conversation.
,listen `up phrasal verb intransitive SPOKEN
used for getting the attention of a noisy group of people:
Hey, listen up everybody!
listen
lis|ten 2 [ `lısn ] noun singular INFORMAL
an act of listening to something:
Have a listen to this CD.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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