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eavesdrop

  • secretly listen to a conversation.
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Examples

Also, the government can eavesdrop on any kind conversations these detainees have with their lawyers.

Why can’t people be content to eavesdrop on the conversations around them?

As I head home after a long, emotional day, I eavesdrop on some random conversations.

I move to a booth behind theirs and eavesdrop on their conversation.

Do you stay at the door and eavesdrop on the conversation without letting anyone know you’re there?

Trying to look like I was having fun jumping up and down, I secretly eavesdrop on their conversation.

We had to eavesdrop on people’s conversations and their telephone calls.

Inside the house he installed a monitoring system that taped all telephone calls and allowed him to eavesdrop on the conversation in any room.

she opened the window just enough to eavesdrop on the conversation outside

I return to my seat long before the bell and eavesdrop on the conversation of the couple behind.

I know it is trivial, but you don’t often get to eavesdrop on the private conversations of US presidents.

Sent to his room by Aunt Lou, Joe eavesdrops on the conversation.

But officials say it will also cover many more, like staff in Baghdad who worked for the National Security Agency, the nation’s code breakers and eavesdroppers.

To talk to a foreigner is no longer a sign of political unreliability, and conversations do not have to be carried out in a hole-and-corner fashion, behind walls, with one nervous eye open for spies and eavesdroppers.

But guards eavesdropped on my conversations, standing very close and attempting to intimidate me.

By using a rolling-code phone scrambler you will secure your conversion against any casual listeners, criminal eavesdroppers, and local investigators and law enforcement agencies.

I wanted to listen to you live, as though I was eavesdropping on your conversation.

I was eavesdropping on his conversation with another dad and didn’t quite catch it.

He watches a woman chase a runaway dog and eavesdrops on conversations even more banal than his prose.

These can be encrypted, but eavesdroppers can’t be detected.

How do I confront him without letting him know that I eavesdropped on his conversation?

Try eavesdropping on a conversation the next time you’re on the bus.

The idea is to allow people to communicate secure in the knowledge that nobody’s eavesdropping on their conversation.

An American spy plane flying over China was said to have eavesdropped on their conversation.

And while refusing to confirm or deny that it’s going on, the White House insists only evildoers need fear government eavesdroppers.

I eavesdropped on a conversation between two men seated next to me.