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overhear

verb attend, become aware of, catch, eavesdrop, exaudire, excipere, find out, glean knowlldge of, hear, intercept, listen in on, listen stealthily, obtain knowledge of, pick up, receive information, receive knowledge of, subauscultare
Associated concepts: eavesdropping, wiretapping
See also: eavesdrop
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However, her panic over what to do is soon calmed when she overhears Debbie and Ross and realises she now has leverage in the situation.
However, when she overhears Moira saying she's a bad influence on Hannah, she goes missing.
She is unaware or her difference until she overhears a conversation that makes her suddenly conscious of her race and the prejudice it arouses.
Already frazzled and on edge from her preparations for the big wedding feast, Polly overhears her dear husband's words of wisdom and takes offense at the harsh picture of marriage he paints for Cotton.
Now she learns from Nancy that Warren has been lying to her about Ethan, and he blackmailed the copper to kill Brandan, who overhears the conversation.
He overhears the engineer and a local professor who has been sent to make sure the historic burying ground does not contain any contagious diseases.
She) has an unalienable right to a safe and quiet school, and to the extent she overhears another student threatening to kill people, she has a right to communicate with her teachers and peers about that.