English version

eavesdrop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheavesdropeaves‧drop /ˈiːvzdrɒp $ -drɑːp/ verb (eavesdropped, eavesdropping) [intransitive]  LISTENto deliberately listen secretly to other people’s conversationsoverhear There was Helena eavesdropping outside the door.eavesdropper noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
eavesdropShe wanted to ask what the Leighs were talking about, but did not want him to think she had eavesdropped.In most cases, it is difficult to detect that some one is eavesdropping.Then the baboon came home and I eavesdropped anxiously and she told him.Caroline felt riveted to the floor, motionless, unwilling to consciously eavesdrop but tense with curiosity.How did you know I was going? You've been eavesdropping, haven't you!Most shocking was the charge that Morris had allowed her to eavesdrop on conversations with the White House.I caught him eavesdropping on our conversation.Sue was able to eavesdrop on them through the open window.He and his assistants hung around shopping malls and city streets, eavesdropping on whoops and hoots.Can he eavesdrop through a card, Jaq?Hackers can eavesdrop using software that monitors packets sent over the network.
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Verb table
eavesdrop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyeavesdrop
he, she, iteavesdrops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyeavesdropped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave eavesdropped
he, she, ithas eavesdropped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad eavesdropped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill eavesdrop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have eavesdropped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam eavesdropping
he, she, itis eavesdropping
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you, we, theyare eavesdropping
Past
I, he, she, itwas eavesdropping
you, we, theywere eavesdropping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been eavesdropping
he, she, ithas been eavesdropping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been eavesdropping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be eavesdropping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been eavesdropping
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