Spy - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
- watch, observe, or inquire secretly (syn: sleuth, snoop, stag)
- catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes (syn: sight)
- secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage
They were accused of spying for a foreign government.
...I spy a motel off in the distance, so let's spend the night there....
He was a spy for the CIA.
My coworker is a spy for the boss.
He spied for the United States.
He was charged with spying on British military bases.
He confessed to spying for North Korea.
Ellen suddenly spied her friend in the crowd.
How much did you pay the man to spy on your husband?
What right have you to spy into my affairs?
present participle: spying
past tense: spied
past participle: spied