listen for

Definition of listen for

  1. :  to pay attention to sounds in order to hear (something expected) We listened for (the sound of) his footsteps. We saw lightning and listened for the thunder.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to give ear to :  hear

    :  to pay attention to sound

    :  to hear something with thoughtful attention :  give consideration

  1. :  an act of listening

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clearly seen through or understood

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