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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylisten in
he/she/itlistens in
present participlelistening in
past tenselistened in
past participlelistened in
  1. 1
    to secretly listen to what someone says
    listen in on:

    Rachel was listening in on our conversation.

  2. 2
    to listen to a radio program

    If you like country music, listen in at 8 tonight.

    listen in to:

    Over ten million people listened in to that broadcast.

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