verb (used without object), eaves·dropped, eaves·drop·ping.
verb (used with object), eaves·dropped, eaves·drop·ping.
noun Also eaves·drip [eevz-drip]. /ˈivzˌdrɪp/.
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Origin of eavesdrop
OTHER WORDS FROM eavesdropeavesdropper, nounan·ti·eaves·drop·ping, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for eavesdrop
If we are going to talk of these things we had better go where there is no chance of eaves-dropping.The Threatening Eye|Edward Frederick Knight
Just at this juncture, the eaves-dropping by-stander who furnishes the mem.
We don't interfere; there is no eaves-dropping, or prying behind the curtain.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
Eaves-dropping has been universally condemned, and "listeners," they say, "never hear good of themselves."All-Hallow Eve; or, The Test of Futurity.|Robert Curtis
"Who's eaves-dropping, now," added he, as Mary came suddenly upon him from behind a neighboring shrub.The Elm Tree Tales|F. Irene Burge Smith