ears prick (up)

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Definition of 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 19 Jun. 2021.

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