overhear definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to know (message or some one speaking) without presenter's understanding or intention.
    • to know more of (everything) than had been meant to be heard; to hear by accident or artifice.
    • To hear again.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to know anything without having the speaker's understanding or intention.
  • verb:
    • to listen to something which wasn't meant for one's ears.
    • hear, typically without understanding of the speakers
  • others:
    • to know (one who doesn't want to be heard or doesn't realize he's heard, or understanding perhaps not addressed toward hearer or perhaps is not designed to be heard by him); notice by accident or stratagem.
    • to listen to over again; notice from beginning to end.

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