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spy

 
 
pronunciation:
spaI
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: spies
definition 1: a person who works for a government in secret to watch and get information about another nation's activities and plans.
When the spy was arrested, she was carrying a disk holding top-secret defense information.
definition 2: a person who watches in secret to get information about others.
They always make their little brother be the spy because no one ever suspects him of gathering information.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spies, spying, spied
definition 1: to observe in a secret and careful way (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
I spied on my sister from behind a bush.
definition 2: to discover or catch sight of.
He spied a cat under the porch.
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