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spy on sb/sth

phrasal verb with spy uk   us   /spaɪ/ verb
C2 to ​watch someone or something ​secretly, often in ​order to ​discoverinformation about him, her, or it: He was ​spying on her through the ​keyhole.
(Definition of spy on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spy on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 暗中监视, 窥探…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暗中監視, 窺探…
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