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A person employed by a government or other organization to secretly obtain information on an enemy or competitor
“The locals feared he was a German spy and the government forced him to leave.”
Discern or make out, especially by careful observation
“I strongly recommend you pick up the book next time you spy a copy on someone's bookshelf.”
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.”
To work as a spy
“I never agreed to spy for the United States.”
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