listen out for

Definition of listen out for


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

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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clearly seen through or understood

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