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[eevz-drop] /ˈivzˌdrɒp/

verb (used without object), eavesdropped, eavesdropping.
to listen secretly to a private conversation.
verb (used with object), eavesdropped, eavesdropping.
Archaic. to eavesdrop on.
noun, Also, eavesdrip
[eevz-drip] /ˈivzˌdrɪp/ (Show IPA)
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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    noun, Chiefly New England. 1. (def 1).

  • Eavestrough

    noun, Northern U.S. 1. (def 3). /ˈiːvzˌtrɒf/ noun 1. (Canadian) a gutter at the eaves of a building

  • Eax

    Environmental Audio eXtensions

  • Eave-trough

    noun, Northern U.S. 1. (def 3).

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