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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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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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References in classic literature ?
But as she was listening to the wind she began to listen to something else.
Suddenly, she snatched herself from the young man's soft and timid embrace, seemed to listen to something, and, with a quick gesture, pointed to the door.
The best thing you can do when background noise is high is use earplugs or, if you want to listen to something, wear over-ear (preferably noise-cancelling) headphones that block out most of the noise, letting you listen comfortably at lower, less harmful levels.
(I asked him to listen to something that I'm sure was his taste.
My car is a university on wheels (educational audio books) but when I listen to something I am a bit retro, Julio Iglesias!
As in many other parts of the world, as the commute increases due to traffic congestions the playlists on iPods and smartphones get staler and drivers browse between the frequencies to listen to something fresh and funny.
Do you need to verify that your kid may be sheltered clinched alongside today's society, The point when each occasion when you turn around you listen to something like in turn tyke constantly abducted?
“Step out of your comfort zones,” said SFMF owner Kelly Bozeman, “and listen to something you normally would not.
I read or listen to something almost every day that will build me up and encourage me to accept and apply new ways of thinking.
"People who do that kind of stuff and are successful had to listen to something inside their own heads and not pay attention to anyone else, and that makes them special."
He says: "It's going to be very, very unusual for me to listen to something I've written and see something being performed on stage.
But every once in a while, if I have a struggle with a song I'm trying to work on, I will listen to something like Can or Killing Joke, just to gain inspiration in my ears, from the sound.
"I have to listen to something that sounds in place.