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phone tapping

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Definition of phone tapping in English:

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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Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
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