HyperDic: eavesdrop

English > 1 sense of the word eavesdrop:
VERBperceptioneavesdrop, listen inlisten without the speaker's knowledge
eavesdrop > pronunciation
Soundsiy'vzdraa.p
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English > eavesdrop: 1 sense > verb 1, perception
Meaninglisten without the speaker's knowledge.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"
Synonymlisten in
Narrowerwiretap, tap, intercept, bugtap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
Broaderlistenhear with intention
Spanishescuchar a escondidas
Catalannolex
Nounseavesdroppera secret listener to private / private conversations

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