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English verb: overhear

1. overhear (perception) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

SamplesWe overheard the conversation at the next table.

ExamplesThey overhear that there was a traffic accident

Synonymscatch, take in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)hear


Verb groupcatch, get

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