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EAVESDROP (eavesdropped, eavesdropping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eavesdrop mean? 

  The verb EAVESDROP has 1 sense:

1. listen without the speaker's knowledge

  Familiarity information: EAVESDROP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1eavesdrop [BACK TO TOP]


Listen without the speaker's knowledge

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling


eavesdrop; listen in

Context example:

the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations

Hypernyms (to "eavesdrop" is one way to...):

listen (hear with intention)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "eavesdrop"):

bug; intercept; tap; wiretap (tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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