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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

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

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

President Bush has asserted the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on any American without a warrant in the name of fighting terrorism. He has asserted presidential power beyond stated constitutional rights, and there is no Republican gutsy enough to call his hand.
Helen Thomas

The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant.
Sherrod Brown

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