Examples of overhear in a Sentence
She overheard what her boss said to his secretary.
I overheard a rumor about you.
They were overheard discussing the project.
Recent Examples of overhear from the Web
A month before Trump took office, the FBI overheard several phone conversations between Flynn and Kislyak in the course of routine surveillance of the Russian Embassy.
The confrontation escalated as Kenny began raising his voice, and Rachel, who was just steps away mid-conversation with another contestant, ended up overhearing some of it.
About a month later, the girls caught on after overhearing a phone conversation and a meeting was scheduled.
Comey, according to sources, told senators that investigators overheard Russians discussing a third, private meeting Sessions had with Kislyak.
Reynolds was also overheard telling Yanez that Castile wasn’t trying to access his gun.
Its account: OVERHEARD AT TRUMP NATIONAL: Trump discussing his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement over lunch after playing a round of golf Sunday.
To the thoughtful, kind couple with their dog who overheard us tell the waiter our dog had just died, and unbeknown to us until later, paid for our dinner.
NOPD says teachers overheard victim talking about rape New Orleans police first started investigating the case in January, the lawyers said in court.
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First Known Use of overhear
OVERHEAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overhear for English Language Learners
: to hear (something that was said to another person) by accident
OVERHEAR Defined for Kids
Definition of overhear for Students
: to hear something by accident without the speaker's knowledge
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