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Synonyms for spy

be a spy

Synonyms

  • be a spy
  • snoop
  • gather intelligence
  • be engaged in spying
  • work for the secret service

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Synonyms for spy

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

to observe or listen in secret to obtain information

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to perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

Synonyms for spy

(military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors

catch sight of

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watch, observe, or inquire secretly

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secretly collect sensitive or classified information

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Pupil Augustinas thought spies needed to be brave, have gadgets and be able to improvise.
Track Vehicles: Slip this paper-clip-size gadget into a vehicle, and spies can track where it goes for up to 300 hours.
There is literary fiction with spies and spying in it, such as Conrad's The Secret Agent, Greene's The Quiet American, McEwan's The Innocent, Norman Rush's Mortals, and Christopher Koch's The Memory Room.
LUCKILY, THESE SPIES WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE GOVERNMENT WITH ADVANCE WARNING OF THE FENIANS' PLANS.
Spies produces square, round, and rectangular containers and lids, as well as unusual package designs, including "wavy" rectangular shapes and octagonal or oval containers.
If a similar treasure trove of documentary evidence about the Civil War had been uncovered--say, establishing that Lincoln's government had been riddled with Confederate spies and that several of his cabinet members were secret slaveholders--half the university presses in America would have burned out from over-use.
The recent BBC miniseries Cambridge Spies tells the kind of story you'd never believe if it weren't true: Four blue-blooded and well-connected graduates of Cambridge, led by their hatred of Hitler and their idealism about communism, become spies for the USSR in the 1930s.
Be they good or bad, one thing is certain: there's a definite mystique about spies and their mysterious and extremely dangerous profession that most people find vicariously fascinating.
White House aides were acutely aware of how it would look if the president agreed to sell China nuclear power technology while its spies were stealing U.
Spies R Us Radio 4, 8pm The spying game has always fascinated us, whether it be the cartoon version of the eyes peeking out from two holes in a newspaper or the exploits of James Bond.
Crocodile Hunter" as Goofball Lizard-Loving Spies in Australia.
Robert Hanssen, a veteran agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a single assignment for most of his 25-year career in the FBI: to identify and track down Russian spies working in the United States.
From The Washington Post on Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's reaction to the revelation that foreign spies have had access to the State Department because they have worked undercover as news correspondents: "`Obviously, we don't want spies posing as journalists,' Albright said.
Now spies have turned new technology into tricks of the trade.