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English definition of “listen out for sth”

listen out for sth

phrasal verb with listen     /ˈlɪs.ən/ verb [I]
to make an effort to hear a noise that you are expecting : Would you listen out for the phone while I'm in the garden ?Using the ears
(Definition of listen out for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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