1 listen /ˈlɪsn̩/ verb
listens; listened; listening
1 listen
listens; listened; listening
Learner's definition of LISTEN
[no object]
: to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc.
often + to
used to tell a person to listen to what you are saying
: to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true
often + to

listen for

[phrasal verb] or British listen out for
listen for (something) or Brit listen out for (something)
: to pay attention to sounds in order to hear (something expected)

listen in

[phrasal verb]
: to listen to a radio broadcast
: to listen to a conversation without being part of it
especially : to listen secretly to a private conversation : eavesdrop usually + on

listen up

[phrasal verb] chiefly US, informal
: to listen closely to what is being said usually used as a command

— listener

/ˈlɪsn̩ɚ/ noun, plural listeners [count]
2 listen /ˈlɪsn̩/ noun
2 listen
Learner's definition of LISTEN
: the act of listening to something