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 carefullyHer ears pricked (up) when they said her name.

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“Ears prick (up).” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ears%20prick%20(up). Accessed 26 January 2020.

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