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Definition of eavesdrop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

eavesdrop

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈivzdrɑp//
 
[intransitive] eavesdrop (on somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eavesdrop
 
he / she / it eavesdrops
 
past simple eavesdropped
 
-ing form eavesdropping
 
 
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to listen secretly to what other people are saying We caught him eavesdropping outside the window.
eavesdropper
 
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noun
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