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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 discover information about him, her, or it: He was spying on her through the keyhole.
Translations of “spy on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暗中監視, 窺探…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暗中监视, 窥探…
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