lend me your ears!
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
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vb , lends, lending, lent
1 tr to permit the use of (something) with the expectation of return of the same or an equivalent
2 to provide (money) temporarily, often at interest
3 intr to provide loans, esp. as a profession
4 tr to impart or contribute (something, esp. some abstract quality)
her presence lent beauty
5 tr to provide, esp. in order to assist or support
he lent his skill to the company
lend an ear to listen
lend itself to possess the right characteristics or qualities for
the novel lends itself to serialization
lend oneself to give support, cooperation, etc. (C15 lende (originally the past tense), from Old English lænan, from læn loan1; related to Icelandic lana, Old High German lehanon)
n (during World War II) the system organized by the U.S. in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany
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