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English definition of “espy”

espy

verb [T] uk   /esˈpaɪ/ old-fashioned us  
to suddenly or unexpectedly see something, especially something a long distance away: She suddenly espied someone waving at her from the window.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
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