sing to (one)

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sing to (one)

To address one while singing a song; to direct a song to one. I always sing to my daughter when I'm putting her to bed. The singer has an uncanny way of making you feel like she is singing directly to you when she performs.
See also: sing, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sing to someone or something

to sing a song and direct it at someone or something. The singer sang to a man in the front row, and he was very embarrassed by it. Claire sang to an older audience and put many of them to sleep.
See also: sing, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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