Meaning of overhear

o•ver•hear

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-hēr'), [key]
— -heard, -hear•ing.
  1. to hear (speech or a speaker) without the speaker's intention or knowledge: I accidentally overheard what they were saying.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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