Sounds of the City

Phrase accept something that is unpleasant
put up with
How can you put up with your neighborhood? Do you really like living in the city? There's so much noise!
Phrase force oneself not to be bothered about something
block it out
I hardly notice the sound outside any more. I've learned to block it out and focus on other things. Closing the windows helps of course!
Noun a rock-drilling tool
You mean you don't hear the jackhammer digging up the street? Wow, maybe you're going deaf! Have you had your hearing tested?
Verb press the horn of a car to make a noise
Huh? I didn't hear you, what did you say? Haha! Seriously, It's not a problem, and neither are drivers who honk their horns.
Noun drill equipment for installing heavy stakes to support the foundation of a superstructure
piling rigs
Actually it's all fine except for the pounding of the piling rigs across the street. I admit, construction of the new building can be very annoying!
Phrase a busy, noisy situation
I think you're amazing to put up with all the hubbub. Urban life seems so loud and busy. Yeah, it's hectic but I love the city.
Phrase become accustomed to something that bothers you
get used to
You know what, I love you... I, I, I, I mean I love the city too! Maybe I could get used to the noise and come live with you.