Spy out - definition of spy out by The Free Dictionary
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1. to discover by careful observation: to spy out a route.
2. to make a close scrutiny of: to spy out the land.
References in classic literature
So our game surely is to lie low for a time and spy out
In the Bible we read that Joseph accuses his brothers of being spies (Genesis 42:9); Moses is told, "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out
the land of Canaan .