eavesdrop


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Synonyms for eavesdrop

Synonyms for eavesdrop

to observe or listen in secret to obtain information

Synonyms

Synonyms for eavesdrop

listen without the speaker's knowledge

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As male wolf spiders go searching for a mate, the study said, it appears they eavesdrop, match and even try to outdo the mating dances of their successful rivals, a behaviour seen mainly in vertebrate animals.
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.
In addition, a person eavesdrops if he or she uses or divulges any information that he or she knows or reasonably should know was obtained through the use of an eavesdropping device, unless the use is specifically authorized.
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.
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.
I consider that this is a big political and diplomatic scandal which might affect Macedonia a lot" said Ruzin stressing that it is unacceptable to eavesdrop on countries or partners.
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.
Is Turkey in such a vulnerable position that anyone can eavesdrop on the country, including its foreign missions?
The research stems from an earlier UW laboratory study that showed young sparrows acquire more of their songs when they eavesdrop on two birds than when they interact with a tutor.
The Turkish intelligence's job is to make sure no one is eavesdropping on Turkey and [when it occurs] to eavesdrop on the one other party," Zeybekci told reporters on Saturday.
This encryption method eliminates the ability of a hacker to "sniff" the wireless packets and eavesdrop on the data transmission.