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listen to

1. To pay close attention to the sounds someone or something is making. The doctor listened to her breathing to see how serious the infections was. Pop the hood of your car, and I'll listen to the engine to see if I can tell what's wrong.
2. To obey someone or something; to follow someone's or something's instructions. Please listen to your father, Jonah. You've got to listen to your body and realize when you need to take a break.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

listen to someone or something

 
1. to pay attention to and hear someone or something. Listen to me! Hear what I have to say! I want to listen to his speech.
2. to heed someone, orders, or advice. Listen to me! Do what I tell you! You really should listen to his advice.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"It's great to listen to someone who is well informed and can be challenged on details," John says.
Overall, it was an effective program with a turnout of 200+, which made people realize as to how vital it is in our day-to-day lives to acknowledge their problems and listen to someone in need.
'If you were to force your staff to listen to someone speak and be political at that event then you might be imposing your political views on them.
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Summary: NEW YORK -- When confronting a challenging problem, it's sometimes useful to listen to someone who looks at it from an entirely different angle.
"I think there's always been a hesitation to listen to someone talking about a player from League Two, but this is not a league thing, this is not about league level.
He's such a good player.' "I think there's always been a hesitation to listen to someone talking about a player from League Two, but this is not a league thing, this is not about league level.
"I think it is rather hypercritical (that) an organisation that is meant to reach out to the poor and needy and vulnerable is charging for people to listen to someone who has helped put them in this situation," raged Alan Tullett.
"I think it is rather hypocritical (that) an organisation that is meant to reach out to the poor and needy and vulnerable is charging for people to listen to someone who has helped put them in this situation," raged Alan Tullett.
That is as appropriate as the mental health area - to have the courage to listen to someone in a certain way."
"It's not fun to listen to someone haranguing on and on before a food table," Song said.
I stood there and thought: 'That's the last time that I listen to someone else's anthem.'"
I had no idea I had to listen to someone else's interests.' His mother is thrilled that now she has a tool to help him understand social conversation, particularly as he moves to secondary school.
You won't have to go to Vegas to listen to someone paying tribute to the musical sensation of the 60s, you can just get yourself down to the Colosseum Restaurant in Paphos on Saturday or Sunday for a bit of Elvis and a three course meal.