close your ears (to)

close your ears (to)
close your ears (to) phrase
to not listen to what someone is saying or not listen to a sound
Thesaurus: to fail or refuse to listensynonym
Main entry: ear

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  • close your ears to something — 1) to ignore what someone is telling you or asking you Don t close your ears to criticism. 2) to not listen to a noise or sound …   English dictionary

  • close your ears to something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • shut your ears to something — phrase to refuse to listen to something, usually something bad She shut her ears to all their complaints. Thesaurus: to fail or refuse to listensynonym Main entry: shut * * * shut/close your ˈears to sth idiom to refuse to li …   Useful english dictionary

  • Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears — is the first line of a famous and often quoted speech by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar , by William Shakespeare. The speech is written in iambic pentameter. It means Friends, Romans, fellow citizens, listen to me. It is taken from Act III …   Wikipedia

  • close — close1 [ klouz ] verb *** ▸ 1 shut ▸ 2 when business stops ▸ 3 stop use of road etc. ▸ 4 end/finish ▸ 5 reduce distance ▸ 6 stop business relations ▸ 7 finish business deal ▸ 8 put fingers around something ▸ 9 have value at end of day ▸ 10 join… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close — I UK [kləʊz] / US [kloʊz] verb Word forms close : present tense I/you/we/they close he/she/it closes present participle closing past tense closed past participle closed *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if you close something, or if it closes,… …   English dictionary

  • close — closable, closeable /kloh zeuh beuhl/, adj. closely /klohs lee/, adv. closeness /klohs nis/, n. v. /klohz/; adj., adv. /klohs/ or, for 56, /klohz/; n. /klohz/ for 66, 67, 70 72, 74, 75, /klohs/ for 68, 69, 73, v., closed …   Universalium

  • About the ears — 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

  • By the ears — 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

  • Up to the ears — 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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