listen in

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listen in (third-person singular simple present listens in, present participle listening in, simple past and past participle listened in)

  1. To listen without participating.
    Do you mind if I listen in on your meeting tomorrow?
    We invite you to listen in to our radio broadcast.
  2. (idiomatic) To eavesdrop; to listen secretly.
    You should close the door for conversations like that. You never know who might be listening in.

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