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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To watch (as a person) in a furtive or stealthy manner for the purpose of secretly obtaining information for usually hostile purposes. (past)

Usage examples (36)
  • Noun : an industrial spy
  • Verb (used with object) : to spy a rare bird overhead
  • Please read "Albino dolphin spied around Calcasieu Lake" by Christine Rappleye.
  • The Basilisk had indeed been spied from the Spanish Admiral's ship before the fog closed down. for more
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