ears prick (up)


of an animal
: to cause (the ears) to point upward
The dog's ears pricked up at the sound.
used figuratively of people to suggest listening carefully
Her ears pricked (up) when they said her name.

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“Ears prick (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ears%20prick%20%28up%29. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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