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overhear

[ oh-ver-heer ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞h瑟蓹r /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路heard, o路ver路hear路ing.
to hear (speech or a speaker) without the speaker's intention or knowledge: I accidentally overheard what they were saying.
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Origin of overhear

First recorded in 1540鈥50; over- + hear

OTHER WORDS FROM overhear

o路ver路hear路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overhear

overhear
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞h瑟蓹) /

verb -hears, -hearing or -heard
(tr) to hear (a person, remark, etc) without the knowledge of the speaker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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