Definition of double agent in English:

double agent

Syllabification: dou·ble a·gent

noun

An agent who pretends to act as a spy for one country or organization while in fact acting on behalf of an enemy.
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  • It was when I challenged him about the double agent who remained his friend despite betraying his country and causing the deaths of many of their fellow spies.
  • Is the tailor an agent, a double agent, an innocent or a fantasist?
  • Much of what he sold involved US counterintelligence and electronic surveillance techniques, information on active double agents, and documents related to nuclear weapons technology.

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