verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to listen to a radio or television broadcast: Listen in tomorrow for the names of the lottery winners.
- to overhear a conversation or communication, especially by telephone; eavesdrop: Someone was listening in to his private calls.
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Origin of listen
synonym study for listen
OTHER WORDS FROM listenlis·ten·er, nounre·lis·ten, verbun·lis·ten·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for listen
Over subsequent days, the hacker met with the employee multiple times to hash out the plot, unaware that the FBI was listening in.The FBI broke up a Russian hacker plot to extort millions from Tesla|Aaron Pressman|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Most people, if you tell them a story and you tell it well, will listen to the story to the end.
We all have already learned how to wash our hands and listen to all the CEOs, so if you have something specific – then write about it necessarily.
Rely on data and analytics, and check your work by engaging and actively listening.The three most critical marketing metrics to measure right now|Adam Masur|July 2, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Even in areas where I was considered the expert outside of Purdue, people there weren’t willing to listen to me.Lack of diversity in his field has troubled this mathematician|Esther Landhuis|April 14, 2020|Science News For Students
I spent time yesterday listening to the music you made, and looking at the art you created.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But privately, it is listening to other theories, including those about an inside job.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is impossible to calculate the full effect that watching this on television, listening on the radio must have had on Sam.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I could save myself a lot of time and aggravation if I just limited my listening to megastars and their hyped hits.
They became some of my greatest champions, though of course, no one was listening.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope|Gene Robinson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And listening, there comes up to him from the depths faintly, through the tube: "I'm uninjured, but am bound and helpless."Miss Dividends|Archibald Clavering Gunter
The poor fellow would be suffering from his rebuff, and Vine shrank from listening to any appeal.Of High Descent|George Manville Fenn
I think she must spend her life on the landing, listening for arrivals and departures.'Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
Dramatic instinct as applied to listening on the stage, and everywhere, is apt to be overlooked.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
I hadn't been listening for a few seconds while the scheme sank in, but this registered.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred