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eavesdrop

verb hearken, intercept, listen, listen stealthily, overhear, tap the lines, wiretap
Associated concepts: eavesdropping device, search warrant, suppression hearing, wiretapping
See also: monitor, overhear, spy
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This new discovery shows that male wolf spiders also eavesdrop on the visual signals of courting males," he stated.
The NSA, which eavesdrops on billions of communications worldwide, is barred from domestic spying without a warrant, as required in the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
If a spy wanted to eavesdrop, it might be easier to just install a bug in the room.
The 29-year-old R 'n' B singer used to derive a lot of pleasure from visiting her mother's salon as she used to get an opportunity to eavesdrop on women discussing their problems.
The State National Security Committee does not eavesdrop phone conversations of parliamentarians and other individuals without a court sanction, Vice Chairman of the State National Security Committee Marat Imankulov said at the plenary session of the Parliament today.
POLICE may eavesdrop on conversations in the street to pick up "aggressive" exchanges before they erupt in violence.
I have an answer for Ted Barricklow, who wants to know why George Bush didn't get the required permission to eavesdrop on Americans using the established FISA process: Because the administration realized that a large percentage of the cases sent to the NSA would be thrown out as having no merit as terror subjects, and were selected merely because they disagreed with Bush policies.
In the most elaborate attempt so far to eavesdrop on Brazil's pink river dolphins, researchers have detected what may be a counterpart to seafaring dolphins' whistles.
22 (ANI): US troops stationed in Afghanistan will soon use spy planes, that will provide them crucial information about Al Qaeda and the Taliban, with the help of its technology that can capture still images, video and even eavesdrop.
The area between the wall and the rain was known as the eavesdrop, and people sheltering there could often hear the conversations inside.
Milan Banov in Nova Makedonija comments that whether we recognize it or not, we all eavesdrop sometimes, we have turned into a big collective ear which cares about other people's lives, about their evil and malice, about conspiracy, agreement and crime.