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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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The two men were US citizens and were believed to have been overheard making references to a possible hijacking while travelling in economy class, sources said.
She also said that she had overheard the staff talk about their plans on censoring discussion related to her roles on other networks.
At the Weary Dunlop Rugby Club lunch and Melbourne Rebels end-of-season awards ceremony at Crown, Cipriani was overheard saying "we're good friends" and "we're getting to know each other" when asked about his relationship with Bingle.
The dad-of-four, 37, praised the two young children for making throat-slitting gestures and he was overheard asking the young pair: "Who do you love?"
And snippets overheard prove that people are now making things up to avoid saying something which could be taken down and used in evidence.
Sally Kaminski-Gaze, the school's head teacher, said: "Nigel overheard some mothers in the street before Christmas, saying they were going to limit the cost of Christmas presents to each of their children to pounds 200.
Simon was also overheard blasting the latest crop of talent.
Sharp's exercises involve various journaling techniques, listening to and elaborating on overheard conversations, copying the style of admired writers, describing people and places both familiar and imaginary, creating and developing characters, recalling past experiences both good and not-so-good, and the creative use of dreams.
Waiting to be seated for the Miu Miu show (which was ultra cool), I overheard a fellow behind me, another obvious first-timer, feeling very virile in the midst of all of this well-tutored girl libido: "Doesn't look like there are many investment bankers here," "I'm the only man here - me and the security guys." The room was indeed filled with ladies and honorary ladies if you know what I mean.
OVERHEARD In 1981, two men with "English or Irish accents" were overheard by an FBI source "of proven reliability" in a Virginia bar, seemingly discussing a "hit" during a visit by Thatcher.
A motorcycle escort officer for White House officials and other dignitaries has been reassigned to administrative duty after being overheard making threatening comments toward Michelle Obama, according to the (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/dc-officer-investigated-after-comments-about-michelle-obama-alleged/2012/07/12/gJQAByh6fW_story.html?hpid=z4) Washington Post.
The study, "Overheard Cell-Phone Conversations: When Speech is More Distracting," appears in the peer-reviewed journal, Psychological Science.