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Verb
To have perceived with one's eyes
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“I strongly recommend you pick up the book to read should you spy a copy on someone's bookshelf.”
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Past tense for to keep a secret watch on someone
“The chips transmit signals and civil liberties groups fear the technology could eventually be used to spy on consumers.”
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Past tense for to search around, or look out, for something
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“I walked down to the hillock by the roadside that particular Sunday after tea, to admire the view and to spy for possible deer.”
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Past tense for to secretly listen in on the conversations of others
“Why spy on their conversation? Or was it an accident? Had he simply been gardening and accidentally overheard them?”
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Past tense for to work or carry out activities as a spy
“Sights like that were rare, even in his profession, but made putting his life on the line to spy for his country even more worthwhile.”
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Past tense for to look or stare at someone or something, especially intently
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Past tense for look quickly or furtively
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Past tense for to investigate or meddle in a matter, especially the private affairs of others
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Past tense for to investigate or snoop around in someone else's business
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Observed
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