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English definition of “listen”

listen

verb [I]     /ˈlɪs.ən/
A1 to give attention to someone or something in order to hear him, her, or it: What kind of music do you listen to? She does all the talking - I just sit and listen. You haven't listened to a word I've said! We listened in silence as the names of the dead were read out. Listen, we really need to submit our insurance claim this weekend. Listen to this! You can win a holiday for two in the south of France just by answering three simple questions.Using the ears Grammar:Hear or listen (to)?‘Hearing’ is an event; it is something which happens to us as a natural process. ‘Listening’ is an action; it is something we do consciously.See more listen     noun [S] Have a listen to this! I've never heard anything like it before.Using the ears
(Definition of listen verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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