prick up

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Verb1.prick up - raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"
erect, rear - cause to rise up

w>prick up

vi her/its ears pricked upsie/es spitzte die Ohren
vt sep to prick up its/one’s ears (lit, fig)die Ohren spitzen
References in classic literature ?
I have so named him because he could prick up only one of his ears.
When His Majesty speaks to you," the Sentinel hastily whispered to Bruno, "you should prick up your ears
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