listen for

phr verb
Listen for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑echo, ↑footstep, ↑sound

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  • listen for — (or Brit listen out for) [phrasal verb] listen for (something) or Brit listen out for (something) : to pay attention to sounds in order to hear (something expected) We listened for (the sound of) his footsteps. We saw lightning and listened for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • listen — lis|ten1 W1S1 [ˈlısən] v [: Old English; Origin: hlysnan] 1.) to pay attention to what someone is saying or to a sound that you can hear ▪ Listen! There s a strange noise in the engine. listen to ▪ We sat around listening to music. listen… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • listen — 1 / lIsFn/ verb (I) 1 to pay attention to what someone is saying or to a sound that you can hear: listening to music | Listen! There s a strange noise in the engine. (+ to): I like listening to the radio. | listen hard (=try to hear something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • listen — [[t]lɪ̱s(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ listens, listening, listened 1) VERB If you listen to someone who is talking or to a sound, you give your attention to them or it. [V to n] He spent his time listening to the radio... Sonia was not listening. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • listen — I UK [ˈlɪs(ə)n] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms listen : present tense I/you/we/they listen he/she/it listens present participle listening past tense listened past participle listened *** 1) to pay attention to a sound, or to try to hear a… …   English dictionary

  • listen — v. 1) (d; intr.) to listen for (to listen for a signal) 2) (D; intr.) to listen to (to listen to advice) * * * [ lɪs(ə)n] (d; intr.) to listen for (to listen for a signal) (D; intr.) to listen to (to listen to advice) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • listen — listener, n. /lis euhn/, v.i. 1. to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear. 2. to pay attention; heed; obey (often fol. by to): Children don t always listen to their parents. 3. to wait attentively for a… …   Universalium

  • listen — lis•ten [[t]ˈlɪs ən[/t]] v. i. 1) to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing 2) to heed; obey (often fol. by to): Children don t always listen to their parents[/ex] 3) to wait attentively to perceive a sound or… …   From formal English to slang

  • listen — /ˈlɪsən / (say lisuhn) verb (i) 1. to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear. 2. to give heed; yield to advice. –verb (t) 3. Poetic to hear; give ear to. –phrase 4. listen for, to wait attentively to hear …   Australian English dictionary

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