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n. pl. spies (spīz)
1. One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
2. One who secretly collects information for a business about one or more of its competitors.
3. One who secretly keeps watch on another or others.
v. spied (spīd), spy·ing, spies (spīz)
1. To watch or observe secretly: was sent to spy out the enemy camp.
2. To discover by close observation: "[They] are continually prowling about on all three decks, eager to spy out iniquities" (Herman Melville).
3. To catch sight of; see: spied the ship on the horizon.
1. To engage in espionage.
2. To investigate or observe something, especially in secret: spying into the neighbor's activities.
[Middle English spie, from Old French espie, from espier, to watch, of Germanic origin; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the activity of trying to obtain secret information from rival countries, organizations, companies, etc
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|Noun||1.||spying - keeping a secret or furtive watch|
|2.||spying - the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes|
espionage - the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets
|3.||spying - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something|
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spying[ˈspaɪɪŋ] N → espionaje m
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spying[ˈspaɪɪŋ] n → spionaggio
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