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Verb: eavesdrop (eavesdropped,eavesdropping)  'eevz,dróp
  1. Listen without the speaker's knowledge
    "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations";
    - listen in, earwig [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: eavesdrops, eavesdropped, eavesdropping

See also: listen

Type of: listen

Encyclopedia: Eavesdrop