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To hear something

make out

to see, hear, or understand someone or something with difficulty

hear

verb

to realize that someone or something is making a sound

hear

verb

to receive information about something

overhear

verb

to hear what people are saying during a conversation that you are not involved in

read

verb

to hear someone who is speaking to you by radio

catch

verb

to hear something that someone says

mishear

verb

to not hear something correctly

discern

verb

to see or hear something, especially something that is far away or not very clear

be hearing things

to think that you have heard something when you have not

something meets your eye/ear

if something meets your eye or ear, you see or hear it

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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