listen in

verb(intr, adverb often foll by to)
  1. to listen to the radio

  2. to intercept radio communications

  1. to listen but not contribute (to a discussion), esp surreptitiously

Words Nearby listen in

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Other Idioms and Phrases with listen in

listen in

Hear or overhear the conversation of others; eavesdrop. It is also put as listen in on, as in She listened in on her parents and learned they were planning a surprise party. [Early 1900s]

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