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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 Korean 엿듣다…
in Arabic يَتنَصَّت عَلى…
in French écouter (indiscrètement)…
in Turkish gizlice dinlemek…
in Italian origliare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偷聽…
in Russian подслушивать…
in Polish podsłuchiwać…
in Spanish escuchar a escondidas, fisgonear…
in Portuguese escutar (atrás da porta), bisbilhotar…
in German lauschen…
in Catalan escoltar d’amagat…
in Japanese 盗み聞きする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偷听…
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