listen out for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British
present tense
I/you/we/theylisten out for
he/she/itlistens out for
present participlelistening out for
past tenselistened out for
past participlelistened out for
  1. to listen carefully to try and hear a sound

    I was listening out for their footsteps.

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See also main entry: listen