wire|tap

wire|tap
wire|tap «WYR TAP», verb, -tapped, -tap|ping, noun, adjective.
–v.t.
1. to record or obtain by wiretapping: »

to wiretap a conversation.

2. to attach an electronic device to (a telephone, telegraph, or their wires) to listen secretly to private conversations or to record information; tap.
–v.i.
to tap a telephone or telegraph wire secretly to record or obtain information.
–n. Also, wire tap.
1. an instance of wiretapping: »

to be guilty of a wiretap.

2. the information obtained or recorded by wiretapping: »

a conviction based on a wiretap.

–adj.
of or having to do with wiretapping or a wiretap: »

wiretap evidence.

wire´tap´per, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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