WordReference English Collocations © 2020
earⓘMost examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
- has pierced ears
- got my ears pierced
- has [big, monkey] ears
- my [right, left] ear
- cupped her ear (to listen)
- put his ear to the [door, wall] (to listen)
- my ears are ringing
- have a ringing in my ears
- my ears hurt from the [loud music, noise, construction]
- have an infection in my ear
- use your ears (and listen)
- open your ears!
- clean out your ears!
- get the gunk out of your ears!
- is there something in your ears?
- can you lend me [a, your] ear?
- keep your ear to the ground
- is like music to my ears!
- a good ear for [sounds, accents, music]
- played the [song, piece, music] by ear
- [let's, we'll have to] play it by ear
- [clipped, cuffed] him round the ear
- UK: she's always had the [manager's, boss's] ear
- tell me - I'm all ears!
- their [plea, request] fell on deaf ears
- an ear of corn
- is wearing ear [buds, phones, plugs]
- in-ear headphones
'ear' also found in these entries:
bleed - canal - clip - clout - cradle - cuff - cup - daisy - deaf - drag - duty - easy - exquisite - flea - flight - grab - grasp - grin - growl - horny - hot - inner - noise - nothing - piano - play - puncture - shout - shriek - silk - smart - smile - someone - stud - sweet - sympathetic - throat - thunder - wax - whisper - yell