lend an ear (or one's ears)

lend an ear (or one's ears)
listen sympathetically or attentively.
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  • lend an ear — LISTEN, pay attention, take notice, be attentive, concentrate, (pay) heed; informal be all ears; archaic hearken. → lend * * * (or one s ears) listen sympathetically or attentively the Samaritans lend their ears to those in crisis …   Useful english dictionary

  • To lend one's ears — Lend Lend (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lent} (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lending}.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See {Loan}.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lend an ear — Lend Lend (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lent} (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lending}.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See {Loan}.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lend — v.tr. (past and past part. lent) 1 (usu. foll. by to) grant (to a person) the use of (a thing) on the understanding that it or its equivalent shall be returned. 2 allow the use of (money) at interest. 3 bestow or contribute (something temporary)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend — verb (past and past participle lent) 1》 allow (someone) to use (something) on the understanding that it will be returned. 2》 allow (someone) the use of (a sum of money) under an agreement to pay it back later, typically with interest. 3》 give (a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ear — n. 1) to perk up, prick up; wiggle one s ears 2) to pierce smb. s ear 3) a musical ear 4) the inner; middle; outer ear 5) one s ears perk up, prick up; ring 6) an ear for (to have an ear for music) 7) by ear (to play music by ear) 8) (misc.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ear — W2S2 [ıə US ır] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of your body)¦ 2¦(hearing)¦ 3¦(grain)¦ 4 smile/grin etc from ear to ear 5 6 a sympathetic ear 7 close/shut your ears to something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ear — Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear finger — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear of Dionysius — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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