Put one’s fingers in one’s ears to avoid hearing something: I stopped my ears but I still heard her cry
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of stop one's ears in:
- The US English dictionary