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English definition of “eavesdrop”

eavesdrop

verb [I]     /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     /-drɒp.ər/ US  /-drɑː.pɚ/ noun [C] Using the ears
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