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eavesdropping

[ eevz-drop ]SEE DEFINITION OF eavesdropping

Synonyms for eavesdropping

  • listen in
  • overhear
  • snoop
  • bug
  • monitor
  • pry
  • spy
  • tap
  • wire
  • wiretap
  • be all ears
  • bend an ear
  • ears into
  • tune in on
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Antonyms for eavesdropping

  • ignore
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EAVESDROPPING

Was it right for her to be eavesdropping when older people were talking, the little goose?

Besides, she did not wish her father and mother to know she had been eavesdropping.

In it, his words were not vulnerable to the sono-beam's eavesdropping.

Their eavesdropping vibrations, with audible projection, were upon me.

He did not mean the blinking, eavesdropping humbug to force his action.

Heaven only knows what eavesdropping and relaying he has done.

It was as if his hovering soul had been eavesdropping on their thoughts.

The whole country studied Brown's letters with the rapture of eavesdropping.

Relieved, yet ashamed of his eavesdropping, he ran down the road toward his home.

What he had learned by this eavesdropping he counted of peculiar value.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EAVESDROPPING

nosy

adjectivecurious; prying
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