cock an ear/eye at somebody/something

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 eye at (someone or something)

To look at someone or something intently. I cocked an eye at my guitar teacher to try to follow along with the chords he was playing.
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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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