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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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For security analysis [6], let us assume Eve eavesdrops and measures a photon.
O'Neill said: "Every country eavesdrops - the US just happens to be the best of them all."