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Verb eavesdrop has 1 sense
  1. listen in, eavesdrop - listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"
    --1 is one way to listen
    Derived form: noun eavesdropper1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP

Definitions from the Web



(verb) To secretly listen to someone's conversation without their knowledge or consent.

(noun) The act of secretly listening to someone's conversation.



1. She realized that her colleagues were eavesdropping on her conversation.

2. The detective eavesdropped outside the suspect's door to gather evidence.


1. The neighbors suspected that there was an eavesdrop going on next door.

2. With the help of advanced surveillance equipment, the authorities identified the eavesdrops in the corporate boardroom.

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