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spy

noun [C]  us   /spɑɪ/ (slang spook)

spy noun [C] (PERSON)

spy

verb  us   /spɑɪ/

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 Arabic جاسوس…
in Korean 스파이, 간첩…
in Malaysian perisik…
in French espion/-onne…
in Turkish casus…
in Italian spia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間諜,密探…
in Russian шпион…
in Polish szpieg…
in Vietnamese điệp viên…
in Spanish agente secreto…
in Portuguese espião, espiã…
in Thai นักสืบ…
in German der/die Spion(in)…
in Catalan espia…
in Japanese スパイ, 諜(ちょう)報員…
in Indonesian agen rahasia, mata-mata…
in Chinese (Simplified) 间谍,密探…
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