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eavesdropverb [I]

uk   /ˈiːvz.drɒp/  us   /-drɑːp/ (-pp-)
(Definition of eavesdrop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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eavesdropverb [I]

 us   /ˈivzˌdrɑp/ (-pp-)
to ​listensecretly to someone’s ​privateconversation
(Definition of eavesdrop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “eavesdrop”
in Korean 엿듣다…
in Arabic يَتنَصَّت عَلى…
in Malaysian pasang telinga…
in French écouter (indiscrètement)…
in Russian подслушивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偷聽…
in Italian origliare…
in Turkish gizlice dinlemek…
in Polish podsłuchiwać…
in Spanish escuchar a escondidas, fisgonear…
in Vietnamese nghe trộm…
in Portuguese escutar (atrás da porta), bisbilhotar…
in Thai แอบฟัง…
in German lauschen…
in Catalan escoltar d’amagat…
in Japanese 盗み聞きする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偷听…
in Indonesian mencuri dengar…
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