Word forms: wiretaps
verb If someone wiretaps your telephone, they attach a special device to the line so that they can secretly listen to your conversations. [US] [V n] ⇒ The coach said his club had wire-tapped the hotel room of a player during a road trip. Wiretap is also a noun. ⇒ ...tapes of telephone conversations that can have been obtained only by illegal wiretaps.regional note: in BRIT, use tap wiretapping
uncountable noun ⇒ ...allegations of wiretapping.
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