What does the word eavesdrop mean?

    Part of speech: present participle

  • Eavesdropping.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To overhear; listen clandestinely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Eaves dropper.

Usage examples for eavesdrop

  1. Presently the image of Mr. Eavesdrop, with a printed sketch of the Reverend Doctor F., presented itself before him, and he began mechanically to flourish his bamboo. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  2. They had not heard my hand on the knob, nor the catch, did not know that anyone could eavesdrop. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. Why didst thou not tarry to eavesdrop? – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
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