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{h,1}wiretap wīr-tap ( vb ) -tapped -tapping vi :to engage in wiretapping [had probable cause to ⁓]

vt :to interpret through wiretapping [a wiretapped telephone conversation]

also :to connect to the telephone line of for the purpose of wiretapping [wiretapped her home] compare bug eavesdrop

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