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    spy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spy

    Definition
    (noun) (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
    Synonyms : undercover agent
    Definition
    (noun) a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
    Example Sentence
    • my spies tell me that you had a good time last night
    Definition
    (verb) catch sight of
    Synonyms : descry , espy , spot
    Definition
    (verb) watch, observe, or inquire secretly
    Synonyms : sleuth , snoop , stag
    Definition
    (verb) catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    Synonyms : sight
    Example Sentence
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge
    Definition
    (verb) secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage
    Example Sentence
    • spy for the Russians
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