Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “listen in on sth”

listen in on sth

phrasal verb with listen     /ˈlɪs.ən/ verb [I]
C2 If you listen in on a conversation , you listen to it, especially secretly , without saying anything: I wish Dad would stop listening in on my phone conversations .Using the ears
(Definition of listen in on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of listen in on sth

Translations of “listen in on sth”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More