spy[ spahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF spy
Synonyms for spy
- secret agent
- secret service
- undercover agent
- double agent
- espionage agent
- foreign agent
- inside agent
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPY
It was suggested by a plate of apples that he happened to spy on the mantel-piece.
Then she ran away and would not play "I spy" or "Tig" any more.
That the spy will fabricate his information is a mere commonplace.
A spy of that sort can afford to be more reckless than the most reckless of conspirators.
But when he was ill, he had a nurse whom I began to suspect as a spy.
I've seen a man whom I know to be a spy, and a most dangerous one, too.
Why, he's heard we're married, an' come over here to spy out the land.
Also, she no longer dared to follow him, to watch him, to spy on him.
I will not say in what country, for all countries have been hospitable to me, and I am neither a spy nor a traitress.
"I tell you once for all, there is no such thing as an escape possible," said the spy, firmly.
mid-13c., from Old French espier "to spy," probably from Frankish *spehon, from Proto-Germanic *spekh- (cf. Old High German *spehon "to look out for, scout, spy," German spähen "to spy," Middle Dutch spien), the Germanic survivals of the productive PIE root *spek- "to look" (see scope (n.1)).