eavesdrop

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
eavesdrop

Third-person singular
eavesdrops

Past tense
eavesdropped

Past participle
eavesdropped

Present participle
eavesdropping

  1. If you eavesdrop on a conversation, you secretly listen to it without anyone knowing.
    I hope nobody was eavesdropping on our conversation last night, since it got so personal.