[ UK /ˈiːvzdɹɒp/ ]
[ US /ˈivzˌdɹɑp/ ]
  1. listen without the speaker's knowledge
    the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations
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How To Use eavesdrop In A Sentence

  • The eavesdropping charges arose from his use of keylogging software to spy on victims' net activities in 2000.
  • Modern technology enables eavesdroppers to pick up conversations through windows or walls.
  • I eavesdropped on a conversation between two men seated next to me.
  • It's a pity, then, that GCHQ is short of ethnic-minority staff who can actually eavesdrop on, for example, suspected terrorists. Michael Gove wears dunce cap over UK school buildings list fiasco
  • And it would be yesterday morning again, and she hadn't been up to Hunter Ward and eavesdropped on a conversation.
  • Since the eavesdropper doesn't know the starting point, he can't decrypt the message.
  • In most cases, it is difficult to detect that some one is eavesdropping.
  • The government illegally eavesdropped on his telephone conversations.
  • At one point, Kirie asks her father about his conversation with the aforementioned spiral fetishist, provoking him to indignantly accuse her of eavesdropping.
  • I return to my seat long before the bell and eavesdrop on the conversation of the couple behind.
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