cock an ear at (someone or something)

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cock an ear at (someone or something)

To listen to someone or something intently. You need to cock an eye at your teacher when you're in class so that you know what your homework assignments are every night.
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cock an ˈear/ˈeye at somebody/something

listen to or look at somebody/something carefully and with a lot of attention
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