Definition of phone tapping in English:

phone tapping

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noun

[mass noun]
  • The action or practice of connecting a device to a telephone so that the conversation can be listened to secretly: the ban on phone tapping should be strengthened [as modifier]: a phone-tapping scandal
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    • I'm not sure just how widespread this phone-tapping is.
    • These investigations including phone-tapping and searching of criminal records and tax records.
    • Last month, seven of his former associates were convicted of invasion of privacy for their role in a phone-tapping operation.

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