verb (used with object), wire·tapped, wire·tap·ping.
verb (used without object), wire·tapped, wire·tap·ping.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of wiretap
Example sentences from the Web for wiretap
FBI wiretaps caught him discussing the backlash on a telephone call.The FBI's Surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Relentless. But Its Findings Paint a Fuller Picture for Historians|Benjamin Hedin|January 18, 2021|Time
Civil liberties protections for Americans make it harder for investigators to persuade judges to authorize wiretaps and other forms of surveillance.Domestic Terrorism: A More Urgent Threat, but Weaker Laws|by Sebastian Rotella|January 8, 2021|ProPublica
Cruz was not a target of the wiretap, but had texted a person who was.Victor Ray Cruz Wanted to Turn His Life Around — Then He Got the Coronavirus|Maya Srikrishnan and Adriana Heldiz|October 22, 2020|Voice of San Diego
NSA Director Michael Hayden allegedly defended warrantless wiretapping saying, the government “had the power.”Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies|William O’Connor|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All (presumably) without the wiretapping of political opponents.‘Breaking Bad’ in the White House: Bryan Cranston as LBJ in 'All the Way'|David Freedlander|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His chances of being admitted to the bar with a felony wiretapping conviction on his record are basically nonexistent.
Maybe this isn't fatal; I'm certainly no expert on wiretapping.
“They needed and wanted his cooperation in their [federal RICO and wiretapping] investigation,” he wrote.Judge Denies Bail Request by Anthony Pellicano, Former Sleuth to the Stars|Christine Pelisek|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST