Eavesdrop

Definition of Eavesdrop

Eaves´drop`   Pronunciation: ēvz´drǒp`
v. i.1.To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private.
To eavesdrop in disguises.
- Milton.
n.1.The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

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attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, bend an ear, bug, cock the ears, examine by ear, give attention, give audience to, give ear, hark, hear, hear out, hearken, heed, intercept, lend an ear, listen at, listen in, listen to, overhear, pry, sit in on, tap, wiretap
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