French translation of 'overhear'
Word forms: past tense, past participle overheard
[things said] entendre
Judy overheard him telling the children about it. Judy le surprit en train d’en parler aux enfants.
I couldn’t help overhearing what you were saying. Je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher d’entendre ce que vous avez dit.
to overhear a conversation surprendre une conversation
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She tuned back into the here and now to overhear Serena, Gloria and Liz discussing clothes.JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
Still, Stella couldn't resist straining to overhear the conversation.JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
She glanced nervously in the direction of the door, as if she feared that her mother might overhear.DEATH OF AN UNKNOWN MAN (2002)
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British English: overhear VERB
If you overhear someone, you hear what they are saying when they are not talking to you and they do not know that you are listening.
I overheard two doctors discussing my case.
Translation of overhear from the Collins English to French Dictionary