eavesdrop definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to pay attention secretly into private discussion of other individuals.
    • to face in eaves, near a window or during the door, of a home, to listen and discover what is stated within doorways; ergo, to listen secretly from what is said in private.
  • verb:
    • to listen to a discussion one is maybe not meant to hear; to concentrate in.
    • pay attention without the presenter's knowledge
  • noun:
    • The dripping of rain from eaves of a house
    • the room around a home by which such water drips
    • A concealed aperture whereby an occupant of a building can surreptitiously hear folks talking at an entrance into building
    • The work of deliberately hearing a conversation perhaps not designed to be heard
    • water which falls in drops through the eaves of a house.
    • water which drops in falls from the eaves of a house.
  • others:
    • To lurk under the eaves or close to the windows of a residence to pay attention and discover understanding stated within doors.
    • Figuratively, to rest in delay to listen to the personal conversation of other individuals.
    • To listen to in a clandestine way.

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