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To listen

hear out

to listen to someone until they have finished speaking, without interrupting them

listen

verb

to pay attention to a sound, or to try to hear a sound

hear from

to listen to someone who is speaking about a particular thing

listen in

to secretly listen to what someone says

listener

noun

someone who listens to a person speaking

eavesdrop

verb

to listen to other people’s conversation without them knowing that you are listening

hark

verb

an old word meaning ‘listen’

devour

verb

to read, watch, or listen to something with a lot of interest or enthusiasm

list

verb

an old word meaning to ‘listen’

hear

verb

to listen to someone who is speaking about a particular thing

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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