eavesdrop

Part of speech: participle

Eavesdropping.

Part of speech: verb

To overhear; listen clandestinely.

Part of speech: noun

Eaves dropper.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. Why didst thou not tarry to eavesdrop? - "The Bronze Bell", Louis Joseph Vance.