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
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Example sentences from the Web for eavesdrop
NCIS managed to eavesdrop on phone calls Wright made to his mother, Valerie Burgess.
But the FSB has far more power to eavesdrop on Russian and foreign citizens than the FBI or the NSA.
One of the most popular is the X-37B can sneak up and eavesdrop on other satellites.Will The Pentagon’s Secret Space Plane Ever Return to Earth?|Kyle Mizokami|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A brilliant look into the lives of the 1980s East German Stasi (Secret Police) and the civilians they spy and eavesdrop on.
He was also a dead-on mimic, the kind of guy who could eavesdrop on a snatch of conversation and instantly spoof both ends.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Without intending to eavesdrop, Frank paused there a moment, unconsciously listening.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
I suppose you mean I must loaf around there and eavesdrop—for anything that may come over.A Pagan of the Hills|Charles Neville Buck
I had no intention to eavesdrop, but I was drowsy and for a moment or two I nodded again.The Story of Bawn|Katharine Tynan
She drew a chair to the window and sat down to eavesdrop without the slightest feeling of compunction.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
So Sofia could, if she had cared to eavesdrop, have overheard everything that passed between Mr. Karslake and the man Nogam.Red Masquerade|Louis Joseph Vance