overhear - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˌəʊvə(r)ˈhɪə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyoverhear
he/she/itoverhears
present participleoverhearing
past tenseoverheard
past participleoverheard
  1. to hear what people are saying during a conversation that you are not involved in

    I overheard him saying he was thinking of leaving his job.