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overhear

verb
     
o‧ver‧hear past tense and past participle overheard [transitive]
to accidentally hear what other people are saying, when they do not know that you have heard:
I overheard part of their conversation.
overhear somebody saying something
She overheard the management discussing pay rises.
overhear somebody say (that)
We overheard the teacher say there would be a pop quiz today.

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