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    I should HEAR your father out

    Hello!

    In Gossip Girl, an American TV drama, Nate was trying to dissuade his mother to file a divorce against his father, who is in prision. His mother replied, "I should hear your father out, but..."

    I guessed 'hear' refers to wait, but I looked up some dictionaries, but don't find any relevant entry. What does hear mean in this context?
    hear - definition of hear by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: I should HEAR your father out

    In my view, the word "hear" should not be handled individually. In our case "hear someone out" is what should be understood. It might mean: "to hear someone's side of the story". Without more context, that's all I can think of.
    Last edited by bodogeri; 28-Apr-2013 at 15:09.

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    Re: I should HEAR your father out

    "To hear someone out" means to listen until they have finished making their point, without interrupting.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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