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spy

noun [C]  /spɑɪ/ ( slang spook) us  

spy noun [C] (PERSON)

spy

verb  /spɑɪ/ us  

spy verb (SEE)

[T] to see or notice someone or something: He kept on their trail until he spied firelight from a camp nestled in the rocks.

spy verb (GATHER INFORMATION)

[I] to secretly gather and report information about another country or organization: Bazoft confessed on television that he spied for Israel.
Translations of “spy”
in Korean 스파이, 간첩…
in Arabic جاسوس…
in French espion/-onne…
in Turkish casus…
in Italian spia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間諜,密探…
in Russian шпион…
in Polish szpieg…
in Spanish agente secreto…
in Portuguese espião, espiã…
in German der/die Spion(in)…
in Catalan espia…
in Japanese スパイ, 諜(ちょう)報員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 间谍,密探…
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