cock (one's) ear

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cock (one's) ear

To listen intently. I'm about to give you some important instructions, so cock your ear.
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cock your ear

listen attentively to or for something.
The image here is of a dog raising its ears to an erect position.
See also: cock, ear
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I cock my ear for the garrulous yipping of coyotes somewhere off on the tundra.
On the side of the road in the middle of south-central Virginia nowhere, I cock my ears towards a patch of woods and try to make sense of an otherworldly clamor.