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lend an ear (or one's ears)

Definition of lend an ear or one's ears in English:

Listen sympathetically or attentively: the Samaritans lend their ears to those in crisis
More example sentences
  • Let her know that you don't necessarily expect her to fix everything for you - you just want her to lend an ear.
  • The others in the group generally lend their ears, some slurping steaming hot tea from squat hexagonal glasses.
  • But for some semblance of camaraderie, lend an ear to their tales of woe.
Synonyms
listen, keep one's ears open, prick up one's ears;
pay attention, take notice, be attentive, attend, concentrate, heed, pay heed, give ear, give one's undivided attention
informal be all ears, pin back one's ears
archaic hearken
See parent entry: lend

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