listen out for

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of listen out for

British
: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

listen play
  1. : to give ear to : hear

  2. : to pay attention to sound

  3. : to hear something with thoughtful attention : give consideration

  1. : an act of listening

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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