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English definition of “overhear”

overhear

verb [I/T]    /ˌoʊ·vərˈhɪər/ (past tense and past participle overheard  /ˌoʊ·vərˈhɜrd/)
to hear what other people are saying unintentionally and without their knowledge : [T] I overheard a funny conversation on the bus this morning . [I] They were so loud , I couldn’t help overhearing.
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