French translation of 'eavesdrop'
écouter ce qui se dit
The housemaid eavesdropped from behind the kitchen door. La servante écoutait ce qui se disait de derrière la porte de la cuisine.
to eavesdrop on sb écouter qn (de façon indiscrète)
to eavesdrop on sb’s conversation (gen) écouter les conversations privées de qn; (by phone tapping) mettre les conversations de qn sur écoute
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My office is now above a hairdresser's and I love eavesdropping on conversations!The Sun (2015)
The eavesdropping on the conversations also provided key intelligence for the Allied war effort.The Sun (2012)
It will be like they're eavesdropping on conversations they wouldn't usually hear.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Until last year he was based at the government's eavesdropping centre in Cheltenham.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You are in a restaurant, eavesdropping on a conversation between a successful businessman and his bank manager.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: eavesdrop VERB
If you eavesdrop on someone, you listen secretly to what they are saying.
The government illegally eavesdropped on his telephone conversations.
Translation of eavesdrop from the Collins English to French Dictionary