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espy

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈspʌɪ
 
, ɛ-/

Definition of espy in English:

verb (espies, espying, espied)

[with object] literary
Catch sight of: she espied her daughter rounding the corner
More example sentences
  • ‘I want that,’ my sister Molly says, espying my purchase.
  • We espy the professor and his assistant in the distance and amble over to them.
  • Later, I am in a supermarket, and I espy a former teacher whom I did not like.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French espier, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to Dutch spieden and German spähan. Compare with spy.

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