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spy

Pronunciation: /spaɪ/

Translation of spy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural spies)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (spies, spying, spied)

  • 1.1 (watch secretly) espiar* to spy on sb espiar* a algn he used to spy on them solía espiarlos 1.2 (work as spy) espiar* he spied for both sides espiaba para ambos bandos to spy on sth/sb espiar* algo/a algn

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (spies, spying, spied)

Phrasal verbs

spy out

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
[activities] investigar*; [person] espiar*

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