Anti eavesdropping

to listen secretly to a private conversation.
Archaic. to eavesdrop on.
water that drips from the eaves.
the ground on which such water falls.
verb -drops, -dropping, -dropped
(intransitive) to listen secretly to the private conversation of others

c.1600, probably a back-formation from eavesdropper. Related: Eavesdropping.


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