overhear overhear  /ˈoʊ vər ˈhir/


  • (v) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers



  1. As you stand pondering, you overhear the salesman talking to another customer about an identical car.
  2. Often other people at the bar would overhear their heated discussions and join in.
  3. They observe you trying on jeans, overhear you grousing to your friends.


  1. Overheard in L.A.: Our Dreams Might Be Shallow But At Least They're Our Own

    This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from local hikes, coffee shops and other places where dreams go to die. [ more › ]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. Scandals erode politically fatigued public’s trust

    By Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review WASHINGTON Everyone on the outdoor patio of a Dupont Circle restaurant could overhear the young, smartly dressed couple struggling to decide what capital-city destination to ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. NBC political reporter Andrea Mitchell reported Sunday that Obama aides thought McCain "may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama."
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Andrea Mitchell Source: Washington Post

  2. "These are stories of my simple life in a complicated town," says Mould. "These are funny stories about me and my friends, things I see or overhear."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Bob Mould Source: ChartAttack

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