Definition of 'eavesdrop'
Example sentences containing 'eavesdrop'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
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)My office is now above a hairdresser's and I love eavesdropping on conversations! The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'eavesdrop'
Used Occasionally. eavesdrop is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'eavesdrop'
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.
Definition of eavesdrop from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.