cock your ear

cock (one's) ear

To listen to someone or something intently. I'm about to give you some important instructions, so cock your ear.
See also: cock, ear

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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Switch off the TV, cock your ear to the breeze and you'll probably hear the gargled retch of a guttural splutter resonating off in the distance.
Cock your ear and you can hear both Crowded House and Split Enz in there but Liamis definitely his ownman.
Cock your ear to the wind, like an Arapaho Indian tracking his prey, and you too would have noted the upbeat mood of victory.