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overhear

Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərˈhɪr; ˌəʊvəˈhɪə(r)/

Translation of overhear in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado -heard)

  • oír* ([ por casualidad ]) I overheard her talking about me la oí hablar de mí

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • excuse me, but I couldn't help overhearing perdone, pero no pude evitar escuchar lo que decía ( or dijo etc)

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