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overhear

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verb over·hear \ˌō-vər-ˈhir\

Simple Definition of overhear

  • : to hear (something that was said to another person) by accident

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overhear

overheard

play \-ˈhərd\

overhearing

play \-ˈhir-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hear without the speaker's knowledge or intention

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to overhear something

Examples of overhear in a sentence

  1. She overheard what her boss said to his secretary.

  2. I overheard a rumor about you.

  3. They were overheard discussing the project.



1549

First Known Use of overhear

1549


OVERHEAR Defined for Kids

overhear

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verb over·hear \ˌō-vər-ˈhir\

Definition of overhear for Students

overheard

\-ˈhərd\

overhearing

\-ˈhir-iŋ\
  1. :  to hear something by accident without the speaker's knowledge





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