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Noun: wiretap  'wI(-u)r,tap
  1. The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
    - tap
Verb: wiretap (wiretapped,wiretapping)  'wI(-u)r,tap
  1. Secretly listen in on a communication channel (esp. a telephone) in order to get information
    "The FBI was wiretapping the phone line of the suspected spy";
    - tap, intercept, bug

Derived forms: wiretaps, wiretapping, wiretapped

Type of: earwig [Brit, informal], eavesdrop, investigating, investigation, listen in

Encyclopedia: Wiretap