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wire·tap

 (wīr′tăp′)
n.
1. An act of secretly listening to or recording a person's telephone or internet conversations, often as part of a police investigation.
2. A device that is connected to a communications circuit in a concealed fashion in order to enable a wiretap.
tr.v. wire·tapped, wire·tap·ping, wire·taps
1. To listen to or record in secret (a conversation carried on over a telephone line or other communications channel), often as part of a police investigation.
2. To wiretap the conversations on (a telephone line or other communications channel), often as part of a police investigation.
3. To wiretap the conversations of (a person) or the communications devices in (a place).
4. To connect a concealed listening or recording device to (a telephone line).

wire′tap′per n.

wiretap

(ˈwaɪəˌtæp)
vb, -taps, -tapping or -tapped
(Telecommunications) to make a connection to a telegraph or telephone wire in order to obtain information secretly
ˈwireˌtapper n
ˈwireˌtapping n

wire•tap

(ˈwaɪərˌtæp)

n., v. -tapped, -tap•ping. n.
1. an act or instance of tapping telephone or telegraph wires for evidence or other information.
v.t.
2. to listen in on by means of a wiretap: to wiretap a conversation.
v.i.
3. to tap telephone or telegraph wires for evidence, information, etc.
[1900–05]
wire′tap`per, n.

wiretap


Past participle: wiretapped
Gerund: wiretapping

Imperative
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Present
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he/she/it wiretaps
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Preterite
I wiretapped
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we wiretapped
you wiretapped
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Present Continuous
I am wiretapping
you are wiretapping
he/she/it is wiretapping
we are wiretapping
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they are wiretapping
Present Perfect
I have wiretapped
you have wiretapped
he/she/it has wiretapped
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they have wiretapped
Past Continuous
I was wiretapping
you were wiretapping
he/she/it was wiretapping
we were wiretapping
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they were wiretapping
Past Perfect
I had wiretapped
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Future
I will wiretap
you will wiretap
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Future Perfect
I will have wiretapped
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he/she/it will have wiretapped
we will have wiretapped
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Future Continuous
I will be wiretapping
you will be wiretapping
he/she/it will be wiretapping
we will be wiretapping
you will be wiretapping
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wiretapping
you have been wiretapping
he/she/it has been wiretapping
we have been wiretapping
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wiretapping
you will have been wiretapping
he/she/it will have been wiretapping
we will have been wiretapping
you will have been wiretapping
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wiretapping
you had been wiretapping
he/she/it had been wiretapping
we had been wiretapping
you had been wiretapping
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Conditional
I would wiretap
you would wiretap
he/she/it would wiretap
we would wiretap
you would wiretap
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Past Conditional
I would have wiretapped
you would have wiretapped
he/she/it would have wiretapped
we would have wiretapped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wiretap - the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
Verb1.wiretap - tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
eavesdrop, listen in - listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"

wiretap

verb
To monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit:
Translations

wiretap

[ˈwaɪətæp] (US)
B. VT [+ telephone] → intervenir; [+ room] → poner escuchas telefónicas en
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