Put one’s fingers in one’s ears to avoid hearing something: I stopped my ears but I still heard her cry
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- When my open-minded father learned Spanish, I stopped my ears when he played his language tapes and repeated perro 20 times.
- As I listened to Burk and the gruesome passages from the letters he could apparently quote from memory, I struggled against an inner shudder, a shiver somewhere between disgust and horror, against the reflex to stop my ears.
- Nevertheless, when that outlandish bird, attacked by the cat, shrieked for help in human accents, she ran out into the yard stopping her ears, and did not prevent the crime.
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