vi (spies, spying, spied)
- 1.1 (watch secretly) espiar* to spy
onsb espiar* a algn he used to spy on them solía espiarlosMore example sentences1.2 (work as spy) espiar* he spied for both sides espiaba para ambos bandos to spy
- 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.
onsth/sb espiar* algo/a algnMore 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.