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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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uk/news/uk-news/is-terrorist-prince-philip-makes-11777206) reports the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was overheard asking his bodyguard "Is that a terrorist?
An eyewitness told Radar Online that the actress was overheard gushing about her new boy toy that she has been seen out with this week, telling anyone who would listen how great he is.
Evidence is mounting that cellphone conversations are much more annoying than other types of overheard conversations or ambient noise.
Although the remarks were directed at two players they were overheard by other people in the crowd.
That is someone that thinks they have overheard a conversation I have had," he said on breakfast television.
OUT OF ORDER J A man calling the Capital overheard the raid
Several French-speaking journalists overheard the comments but did not initially report them because Mr Sarkozy's office had asked them not to turn on the headsets until the press conference began.
Ex-minister Mr Davis, who lost out in the Tory leadership battle to Mr Cameron, made his remark in a London wine bar where he was overheard by journalists.
Mr Davis was overheard by journalists as he voiced his frustrations that traditional Conservatives are being ignored by the new government in a London pub.
Whether it is the office, on a train or in a car, only half of the conversation is overheard which drains more attention and concentration than when overhearing two people talking, according to scientists at Cornell University.
It turned out her ex-boyfriend James Taylor, 21, had overheard her internet banking password and raided her account 36 times, taking pounds 6,577.
With some prodding, presumably by the UAE security services, it later emerged that a couple of inebriated and loquacious Arabs in a well-known 'watering hole' frequented mainly by Westerners, were overheard commenting on how easy it would be to cause havoc by letting off a bomb in the place.