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spy



I - noun
1. (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors (Freq. 3)
Syn:
undercover agent
Topics:
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
Hypernyms:
secret agent, intelligence officer, intelligence agent, operative
Hyponyms:
counterspy, mole, double agent, espionage agent, foreign agent,
infiltrator, sleeper
Instance Hyponyms:
Mata Hari, Margarete Gertrud Zelle
2. a secret watcher;
someone who secretly watches other people
- my spies tell me that you had a good time last night
Hypernyms:
spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker
Hyponyms:
snoop, snooper, tail, shadow, shadower

II - verb
1. catch sight of (Freq. 2)
Syn:
descry, spot, espy
Derivationally related forms:
spying, espial (for: espy), spotter (for: spot), spotting (for: spot)
Hypernyms:
sight
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
2. watch, observe, or inquire secretly (Freq. 2)
Syn:
stag, snoop, sleuth
Derivationally related forms:
sleuthing (for: sleuth), sleuth (for: sleuth), snooper (for: snoop), snoop (for: snoop), spying
Hypernyms:
monitor, supervise
Entailment:
investigate, inquire, enquire
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
3. catch sight of;
to perceive with the eyes
- he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge
Syn:
sight
Derivationally related forms:
sight (for: sight), sighting (for: sight)
Hypernyms:
perceive, comprehend
Hyponyms:
descry, spot, espy, detect, observe,
find, discover, notice
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. secretly collect sensitive or classified information;
engage in espionage
- spy for the Russians
Derivationally related forms:
spying
Hypernyms:
investigate, inquire, enquire
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP

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