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American English: /spaɪ/
British English: /spʌɪ/

Translation of spy in Spanish:

noun plural spies

intransitive verb spies, spying, spied

  • 1 (watch secretly) to spy on somebody
    espiar a alguien
    he used to spy on them
    solía espiarlos
    Example sentences
    • He often spied on her, watching from the shadows, observing her every gesture.
    • A reporter has been arrested outside the home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for spying on the star couple with binoculars..
    • To pass the time, he spies on his neighbours, watching the real-life soap opera in the building across from his.
  • 2 (work as spy) he spied for both sides
    espiaba para ambos bandos
    to spy on something/somebody
    espiar algo/a alguien
    Example sentences
    • The Army has charged him with five offenses: sedition, aiding the enemy, spying, espionage and failure to obey a general order.
    • If they are spying for a commercial competitor, the situation is different.
    • The charges against them have been dropped from spying to ‘illegal information collection’, although the new charge still carries a possible jail sentence.

transitive verb spies, spying, spied

Phrasal verbs

spy out

verb + adverb + object
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