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verb as in listen without permission

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NCIS managed to eavesdrop on phone calls Wright made to his mother, Valerie Burgess.

But the FSB has far more power to eavesdrop on Russian and foreign citizens than the FBI or the NSA.

One of the most popular is the X-37B can sneak up and eavesdrop on other satellites.

A brilliant look into the lives of the 1980s East German Stasi (Secret Police) and the civilians they spy and eavesdrop on.

He was also a dead-on mimic, the kind of guy who could eavesdrop on a snatch of conversation and instantly spoof both ends.

Without intending to eavesdrop, Frank paused there a moment, unconsciously listening.

I suppose you mean I must loaf around there and eavesdrop—for anything that may come over.

I had no intention to eavesdrop, but I was drowsy and for a moment or two I nodded again.

She drew a chair to the window and sat down to eavesdrop without the slightest feeling of compunction.

So Sofia could, if she had cared to eavesdrop, have overheard everything that passed between Mr. Karslake and the man Nogam.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to eavesdrop, such as: listen in, overhear, snoop, bug, monitor, and pry.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.