Translation of eavesdrop in Spanish:

eavesdrop

escuchar a escondidas, v.

Pronunciation /ˈivzˌdrɑp//ˈiːvzdrɒp/

intransitive verb

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    escuchar a escondidas
    to eavesdrop on sth/sb escuchar algo/a algn a escondidas
    • We had to eavesdrop on people's conversations and their telephone calls.
    • I was eavesdropping on his conversation with another dad and didn't quite catch it.
    • Why can't people be content to eavesdrop on the conversations around them?
    • As I head home after a long, emotional day, I eavesdrop on some random conversations.
    • I know it is trivial, but you don't often get to eavesdrop on the private conversations of US presidents.
    • Also, the government can eavesdrop on any kind conversations these detainees have with their lawyers.
    • Trying to look like I was having fun jumping up and down, I secretly eavesdrop on their conversation.
    • An American spy plane flying over China was said to have eavesdropped on their conversation.
    • The idea is to allow people to communicate secure in the knowledge that nobody's eavesdropping on their conversation.
    • Sent to his room by Aunt Lou, Joe eavesdrops on the conversation.
    • He watches a woman chase a runaway dog and eavesdrops on conversations even more banal than his prose.
    • I eavesdropped on a conversation between two men seated next to me.
    • Try eavesdropping on a conversation the next time you're on the bus.
    • How do I confront him without letting him know that I eavesdropped on his conversation?
    • Do you stay at the door and eavesdrop on the conversation without letting anyone know you're there?
    • But guards eavesdropped on my conversations, standing very close and attempting to intimidate me.
    • I return to my seat long before the bell and eavesdrop on the conversation of the couple behind.
    • I wanted to listen to you live, as though I was eavesdropping on your conversation.
    • I move to a booth behind theirs and eavesdrop on their conversation.
    • Inside the house he installed a monitoring system that taped all telephone calls and allowed him to eavesdrop on the conversation in any room.