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listenverb [I]

uk   us   /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 car just by answering three simple questions.
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noun [S] uk   us  
Have a listen to this! I've never heard anything like it before.
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