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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

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Eavesdropping refers to the secretive act of listening in on a conversation or observing someone without their knowledge or consent. It can be done intentionally or accidentally and often involves gathering forbidden or confidential information.


As a noun:

  1. The government implemented strict laws against eavesdropping to protect citizens' privacy.
  2. She accidentally discovered her friends eavesdropping on her private conversation.

As a verb:

  1. The detective eavesdropped outside the suspect's house to gather evidence.
  2. They were caught eavesdropping and faced severe consequences.

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