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English definition of “eavesdrop”

eavesdrop

verb [I] uk   /ˈiːvz.drɒp/ us    /-drɑːp/ (-pp-)
to listen to someone's private conversation without them knowing: He was eavesdropping on our conversation.Using the ears
eavesdropper
noun [C] uk   /-drɒp.ər/ us    /-drɑː.pɚ/
Using the ears
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