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Meaning of "wiretap" - American English Dictionary

wiretapverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈwɑɪərˌtæp/ (-pp-)
to secretly listen to people by connecting a listening device to their telephone, or to attach a listening device to a telephone for this purpose: [T] The court gave permission to have his phone wiretapped to gather evidence.
noun [C]  us   /ˈwɑɪər·tæp/
The government put a wiretap on his phone.
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