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Definition of Eavesdrop

Eavesdrop

  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.
  2. The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

Eavesdrop Quotations

I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
Lynda Barry

It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Walker Evans

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Walker Evans

If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.
Lynda Barry

Any place is good for eavesdropping, if you know how to eavesdrop.
Tom Waits
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Eavesdrop Translations

eavesdrop in Dutch is afluisteren
eavesdrop in German is lauschen, behorche
eavesdrop in Norwegian is smuglytte
eavesdrop in Spanish is escuchar indiscretamente