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Definition of 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.
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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