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Synonyms for wiretap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wiretap, tap(verb)

    the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

    water tap, spigot, strike, pat, water faucet, hydrant, dab, rap, tap

  2. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug(verb)

    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?"

    solicit, tease, exploit, tip, rap, badger, tap, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, stop, beleaguer, pester

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    eavesdropping, wiretapping, bugging

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  1. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    For the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.

  2. Dilma Rousseff:

    This was illegal, only the Supreme Court has the authority to wiretap a president.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Frankly, we have a lot right now, but wiretap covers a lot of different things. I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.

  4. Devin Nunes:

    We need to figure out what happened here, there's a lot of unanswered question. I just don't want anybody jumping to any conclusion on any side of this, other than the fact that we know that Obama didn't physically wiretap Trump Tower, but everything else is still ... there's a lot of unknowns.

  5. David Garrow:

    When you have a wiretap on someone you pick up all sorts of dreck. But in terms of the political history that ironically the FBI has created for us, it's a wonderful resource.

Translations for wiretap

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  • бръмбарBulgarian
  • štěniceCzech
  • verwanzen, WanzeGerman
  • κοριόςGreek
  • مفتولPersian
  • [[asentaa]] [[salakuuntelulaite]], kuuntelulaite, salakuuntelulaite, salakuunnella, [[kuuntelulaitteen]] [[asentaminen]]Finnish
  • micro, pose, mouchard, écoute, poser, mettre sur écoute, installationFrench
  • cimice, microspia, intercettare, spiareItalian
  • 盗聴器, 盗聴器を仕掛けるJapanese
  • pluskwa, [[zakładać]] [[pluskwaPolish
  • grampo, grampearPortuguese
  • подслушивающее устройство, жучокRussian
  • namestiti prisluškovalno napravoSlovene

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