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  Words related to spy

Related / Similar Words: undercover agent, stag, snoop, sleuth, descry, spot, espy

 

Definition:
  • (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors;
  • a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night";
  • secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage; "spy for the Russians";
  • watch, observe, or inquire secretly;
  • catch sight of;

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    Hyponyms: counterspy, mole, double agent, espionage agent, foreign agent, infiltrator, sleeper, Mata Hari, Margarete Gertrud Zelle, snoop, snooper, tail, shadow, shadower

     

    Entailments: investigate, inquire, enquire

     

    Derivational Morphology: stag, snoop, sleuth, undercover agent, spying, undercover work, detection, detecting, detective work, sleuthing, sleuthhound, snooper, catching, espial, spotting, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket, finder, discoverer

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 間諜 and 暗中偵察   Dutch: spion and spioneren  
    Estonian: spioon   Finnish: vakoilla and vakooja  
    French: espion and espionner   German: ausspionieren and Spion  
    Greek: κατάσκοπος and κατασκοπεύσει   Hungarian: kém and kémkedik  
    Icelandic: njósna and njósnari   Italian: spia and spiare  
    Japanese: 間諜   Korean: 간첩  
    Kurdish: sîxur   Portuguese: espiar and espião  
    Russian: агент and шпионить   Spanish: espía and espiar  
    Swedish: spion and spionera   Telugu: వేగు  
     
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