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eavesdrop

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈiːvzdrɒp/ ( present participle eavesdropping, past tense and past participle eavesdropped)
to secretly listen to a conversation: He stood outside the door eavesdropping on their conversation.Using the ears
eavesdropper noun [C]
Translations of “eavesdrop”
in Arabic يَتنَصَّت عَلى…
in Korean 엿듣다…
in Malaysian pasang telinga…
in French écouter (indiscrètement)…
in Turkish gizlice dinlemek…
in Italian origliare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偷聽…
in Russian подслушивать…
in Polish podsłuchiwać…
in Vietnamese nghe trộm…
in Spanish escuchar a escondidas, fisgonear…
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 Indonesian mencuri dengar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偷听…
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