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spy

spy

 
pronunciation:
spaI
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: spies
definition 1: a person who works for a government in secret to watch and get information about another nation's activities and plans.
When the spy was arrested, she was carrying a disk holding top-secret defense information.
definition 2: a person who watches in secret to get information about others.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spied, spies, spying
definition 1: to observe in a secret and careful way (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
I spied on my sister from behind a bush.
definition 2: to discover or catch sight of.
He spied a cat under the porch.
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