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wire•tap



Pronunciation: (wīur'tap"), [key]
n., v., -tapped, -tap•ping,
adj.


n.
an act or instance of tapping telephone or telegraph wires for evidence or other information.

v.t.
1. to obtain (information, evidence, etc.) by tapping telephone or telegraph wires: to wiretap conversations.
2. to listen in on by means of a wiretap: to wiretap a telephone; to wiretap a conversation.

v.i.
to tap telephone or telegraph wires for evidence, information, etc.

adj.
pertaining to or obtained by wiretap.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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