Synonyms for eavesdrop

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Let us hope that Eavesdrop will sketch off Henbane, and that Henbane will poison him for his trouble.

With no desire to eavesdrop, Mr. Green could not avoid overhearing the conversation.

So I judged I'd got to do the other thing—lay for them and eavesdrop.

I said to him, 'It won't do, daddy, for you to eavesdrop at our doors.

"You'd think there were better things to eavesdrop on than fishes," said Urson.

I don't say I actually hurried away, but I wasn't going to eavesdrop.

I slave and eavesdrop for you, and now you won't do the rest yourself.

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

She wanted to hear, but it went against her grain to eavesdrop.

He had not meant to eavesdrop, to listen to words not meant for his hearing.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, probably a back-formation from eavesdropper. Related: Eavesdropping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EAVESDROP

bug

verblisten to without permission

bugged

verblisten to without permission

bugging

verblisten to without permission

bugs

verblisten to without permission
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