pricks up one's ears


present tense third-person singular of prick up one's ears
as in listens
to pay attention especially through the act of hearing He pricked up his ears when he heard us discussing pizza for dinner.

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“Pricks up one's ears.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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