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1listen/ˈlɪsn̩/verb
listenslistenedlistening
1listen
/ˈlɪsn̩/
verb
listenslistenedlistening
Learner's definition of LISTEN  
[no object]
: to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc.— often + to
   b — used to tell a person to listen to what you are saying
: to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true— often + to

listen for

[phrasal verb]or Britishlisten out for
listen for (something) or British listen out for (something) 
: to pay attention to sounds in order to hear (something expected)

listen in

[phrasal verb]
: to listen to a radio broadcast
: to listen to a conversation without being part of it
especially : to listen secretly to a private conversation— usually + on

listen up

[phrasal verb]chiefly US, informal
: to listen closely to what is being said— usually used as a command

— listener

/ˈlɪsn̩ɚ/noun,plurallisteners[count]
2listen/ˈlɪsn̩/noun
2listen
/ˈlɪsn̩/
noun
Learner's definition of LISTEN  
[singular]
: the act of listening to something
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