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1    attend, be all ears, be attentive, give ear, hang on (someone's) words, hark, hear, hearken     (archaic)   keep one's ears open, lend an ear, pin back one's ears     (informal)   prick up one's ears  
2    concentrate, do as one is told, give heed to, heed, mind, obey, observe, pay attention, take notice  
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  ( listens    3rd person present)   ( listening    present participle)   ( listened    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you listento someone who is talking or to a sound, you give your attention to them or it.  
He spent his time listening to the radio...      V to n  
Sonia was not listening.      V  
  listener     ( listeners    plural)    n-count  
One or two listeners had fallen asleep while the President was speaking.     
2       verb   If you listenfor a sound, you keep alert and are ready to hear it if it occurs.  
We listen for footsteps approaching...      V for n  
They're both asleep upstairs, but you don't mind listening just in case of trouble, do you?      V  
      Listen out means the same as listen.     (BRIT)      phrasal verb  
I didn't really listen out for the lyrics.      V P for n, Also V P  
3       verb   If you listento someone, you do what they advise you to do, or you believe them.  
Anne, you need to listen to me this time...      V to n  
When I asked him to stop, he would not listen.      V  
4       convention   You say listen when you want someone to pay attention to you because you are going to say something important.   (=look)  
Listen, I finish at one.      listen in      phrasal verb   If you listen in to a private conversation, you secretly listen to it.   (=eavesdrop)  
He assigned federal agents to listen in on Martin Luther King's phone calls.      V P to/on n, Also V P  

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In the UK, a chav is a highly antisocial juvenile delinquent who wears (usually counterfeit) designer sports clothes and high-end brands and vulgar jewellery (= bling) and listens to rap music.
Very common, colloquial En France on appelle ça un caillera
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