bend one's ear

bend one's ear
phrasal to talk to someone at length

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bend one's ear — phrasal : to talk to someone at length especially to the point of boredom Humphrey bent the ear of … Charles Murphy for nearly two hours Newsweek …   Useful english dictionary

  • bend somebody's ear — verb To bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person. Sorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know …   Wiktionary

  • ear — W2S2 [ıə US ır] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of your body)¦ 2¦(hearing)¦ 3¦(grain)¦ 4 smile/grin etc from ear to ear 5 6 a sympathetic ear 7 close/shut your ears to something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bend — ► VERB (past and past part. bent) 1) give or have a curved or angled shape, form, or course. 2) lean or curve the body downwards; stoop. 3) force or be forced to give in. 4) interpret or modify (a rule) to suit oneself. 5) direct (one s attention …   English terms dictionary

  • ear — ear1 [ir] n. [ME ere < OE ēare akin to Goth ausō, Ger ohr < IE base * ous , ear > L auris, Gr ous, OIr au] 1. the part of the body specialized for the perception of sound; organ of hearing: the human ear consists of the external ear, the …   English World dictionary

  • ear — ear1 earless, adj. earlike, adj. /ear/, n. 1. the organ of hearing and equilibrium in vertebrates, in humans consisting of an external ear that gathers sound vibrations, a middle ear in which the vibrations resonate against the tympanic membrane …   Universalium

  • ear — noun 1 PART OF YOUR BODY (C) one of the organs on either side of your head that you hear with: Lou turned to Mark and whispered something in his ear. 2 HEARING (U) the ability to hear sounds: too high pitched to be heard by the human ear | have… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bend — bend1 [ bend ] (past tense and past participle bent [ bent ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to lean forward and downward or move the top part of your body forward and downward: He bent and kissed her quickly. bend forward: She bent… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bend — I UK [bend] / US verb Word forms bend : present tense I/you/we/they bend he/she/it bends present participle bending past tense bent UK [bent] / US past participle bent *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to lean forwards and downwards, or to move …   English dictionary

  • ear — I. /ɪə / (say ear) noun 1. the organ of hearing, in humans and other mammals usually consisting of three parts (external ear, middle ear, and inner ear). 2. the external part alone. 3. the sense of hearing. 4. keen perception of the differences… …   Australian English dictionary

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