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English definition of “wiretapping”


noun [U]     /ˈwaɪəˌtæp.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈwaɪr-/
the action of secretly listening to other people's conversations by connecting a listening device to their phone : If he suspected an employee of dishonesty , he was not above wiretapping.Spying and espionage
(Definition of wiretapping noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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