Overhear

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Definition

to overhear: to hear, listen without the speaker's knowledge
verb
I overheard Susie talking to her new boyfriend but when she realized I was listening, she hung up the phone.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I overheard Susie talking about her new boyfriend.
US: Don't talk so loudly, she might overhear you.
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Examples

  • "Mayor : Relax Miss Bliss, I just want to talk without being overheard."

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