Know Your Next Word : listen

7. listen :

verb :

1. to give attention with the ear

2. to overhear a conversation or communication by telephone

3. to give close attention with the purpose of hearing

usage :

  • Would you like to give the CD a listen before buying it?

  • She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.

  • Listen to the radio

  • Someone was listening in to his private calls.

  • Children don't always listen to their parents.

  • The new recording doesn't listen as well as the old one.

  • Listen to your father.

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