listen in

verb
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of listen in

1 : to tune in to or monitor a broadcast
2 : to listen to a conversation without participating in it; especially : eavesdrop

listener-in

play \ˌlis-nər-ˈin, ˌli-sᵊn-ər-\ noun

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1905

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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