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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.
See also: listen
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She looked at the red fire and listened to the wind "wutherin'." It seemed to be "wutherin'" louder than ever.
Nervous and frightened, at the same time fascinated, Saxon hemstitched a linen handkerchief intended for Billy and listened to Mercedes' wild flow of speech.
We may be sure that when the day's work was done, when the fight or the chase was over, they gathered round the wood fire and listened to the tales of the story-teller.
Then as he changed, the tales he listened to changed too.
The ladies, in small numbers, listened to the songs of the singers and the verses of the poets; others listened to the prose, spoken with much art, by men who were neither actors nor poets, but to whom youth and solitude gave an unaccustomed eloquence, which appeared to them better than everything else in the world.
The discussion had been religiously listened to, and Fouquet himself, scarcely able to suppress his laughter, had given an example of moderation.
In this quarter, the population's engagement with the medium remained high with 56.2m hours of radio listened to across all seven emirates in an average week.
In other words, the better you listen, the more you'll be listened to.
All it takes is logging in to a Spotify account and the website will display detailed information about which artists, songs and genres they listened to the most in 2018.
* "Human beings need to hear that they are being listened to and understood; taking a few minutes to empathize will establish a degree of trust" (A Tutor's Guide, 2005, p.
It draws our attention to the reciprocal relationship between our bodies and listening, in that our embodiment informs how we listen and how we listen (or, by extension, how we are listened to) influences our bodies:
On the major issues of quality and costs, "hot-button" terms used by the two professions are seldom the same, and if not listened to carefully, much can get lost in the translation, leaving plenty of room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation that can (and often does) result in relationship-compromising consequences.
You'll see a graph titled "Listens by Category", which displays your most listened to category and a second graph titled "Favorite Publishers" which displays your most listened to newspaper/magazine/Website.
The experimental class (n = 30) who listened to their classroom activities performed better (t value = 10.083) than the control class using a methodology that led learners through five listening strategies in Persian.
He listened to his wife and lost the ability for humans to live forever.