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Definition of Spy

Spy

  1. To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see.
  2. To discover by close search or examination.
  3. To explore; to view; inspect; and examine secretly, as a country; -- usually with out.
  4. To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
  5. One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.
  6. A person sent secretly into an enemy's camp, territory, or fortifications, to inspect his works, ascertain his strength, movements, or designs, and to communicate such intelligence to the proper officer.

Spy Quotations

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
Graham Greene

It's part of a writer's profession, as it's part of a spy's profession, to prey on the community to which he's attached, to take away information - often in secret - and to translate that into intelligence for his masters, whether it's his readership or his spy masters. And I think that both professions are perhaps rather lonely.
John le Carre

I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times.
Alison Bechdel

Setting people to spy on one another is not the way to protect freedom.
Tommy Douglas

'I Spy' represents the absence of the tension of the black man or black woman or anyone of that color walking in, so that the white racist person can become entertaining to a viewer.
Bill Cosby
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Spy Translations

spy in Dutch is spieden, beloeren, bespieden
spy in German is Spion, spionieren
spy in Italian is spia
spy in Swedish is snoka, spionera, speja, spana, spion

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