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
Apparently, after overhearing Marcus trash-talking her following their date, Hannah grabbed Marcus in the hall and threatened him.
Sadler, a White House communications official, was overheard talking about the Arizona Republican’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel.
Ponderosa Elementary School Principal Shanna Swearingen was overheard saying a disparaging comment about a special needs student who has a history of running from class.
Officers returned to the apartment about an hour later, when the woman was overheard talking loudly in a hallway.
Wyatt's achievements at Louisville and in high school have granted him legendary status at North Bullitt, where Wise recently overheard a first-year player prodding experienced players for tales of the past.
Lily Kane, 15, was at Staples High School in Westport last month when a student was overheard threatening a teacher and it was found the student had contemplated carrying out a mass shooting.
At the grocery store, Sabrina Langford has overheard strangers wondering aloud about the next stop for the youngest of her three children.
And as usual, everything was overheard on the radio audio.
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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
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