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overhear
American English: /ˌoʊvərˈhɪr/
British English: /əʊvəˈhɪə/

Translation of overhear in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense & past participle overheard

  • oír (por casualidad)
    I overheard her talking about me
    la oí hablar de mí
    Example sentences
    • Children will hear conversations and overhear information on radio, TV and from the playground network.
    • The researchers will also note every time they hear or overhear the words being used in conversation.
    • We ended our snack (better described as lunch) with a large pot of Chinese tea, overhearing snatches of conversation from a neighbouring table.

intransitive verb

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