1. eavesdrop

verb. ['ˈiːvzˌdrɑːp'] listen without the speaker's knowledge.


  • intercept
  • listen
  • wiretap
  • listen in
  • bug


  • ride
  • disobey

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Rhymes with Eavesdrop

  • backdrop
  • eyedrop
  • malaprop
  • raindrop
  • sharecrop
  • turboprop
  • wardrop

How do you pronounce eavesdrop?

Pronounce eavesdrop as ˈivzˌdrɑp.

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Sentences with eavesdrop

1. Verb, base form
The FBI also has microphones that can eavesdrop on conversations within a building from outside the building.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Stage conversations between actors to provide additional information for guests who eavesdrop.

Quotes about eavesdrop

1. If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.
- Lynda Barry

2. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
- Walker Evans

3. I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
- Lynda Barry