eavesdrop eavesdrop  /ˈivzd ˌrɑp/

Definition(s):

  • (v) listen without the speaker's knowledge

Usage(s):

  1. Senators vote 69-28 to expand the government's ability to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists.
  2. And through Internet telephony, you can even talk to or eavesdrop on anyone nearby.
  3. Pyongyang has upgraded communications equipment in recent years to make it harder for opponents to eavesdrop.

News

  1. How Britain spies on friends and rivals alike

    LONDON (AP) — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks to the Guardian newspaper have thrown back the curtain on the world of diplomatic espionage, revealing — in explicit detail — how British spies monitor enemies and allies alike. So what does GCHQ, Britain's eavesdropping agency, actually do? And how does it do it? And is any of this really all that surprising?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Report of UK hacking of diplomats angers nations

    LONDON (AP) — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation from Turkey and South Africa.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Report of British hacking raises hackles abroad

    LONDON (AP) — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation from Turkey and South Africa.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I heard him say something to the umpire early on in the first," Roddick said. "Then, of course, I'm trying to eavesdrop on his whole conversation he's having with the trainer."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Andy Roddick Source: Forbes

  2. "I told Monica we should talk like we're two girlfriends, and you just can eavesdrop," Clinton joked to the audience.
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Forbes

  3. "The president has no right to secretly eavesdrop on the conversations and activities of law-abiding American citizens," said Dodd, a presidential candidate. "Anyone who has aided and abetted him in these illegal activities should be held...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Chris Dodd Source: CNSNews.com

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