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spynoun [C]

uk   /spaɪ/  us   /spaɪ/

spyverb

uk   /spaɪ/  us   /spaɪ/
(Definition of spy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spynoun [C]

 us   /spɑɪ/ (slang spook)
  • spy noun [C] (PERSON)

spyverb

 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.
(Definition of spy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spy”
in Korean 스파이, 간첩…
in Arabic جاسوس…
in Malaysian perisik…
in French espion/-onne…
in Russian шпион…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間諜,密探…
in Italian spia…
in Turkish casus…
in Polish szpieg…
in Spanish agente secreto…
in Vietnamese điệp viên…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 间谍,密探…
in Indonesian agen rahasia, mata-mata…
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