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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

watch

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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

Synonyms

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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Please understand me that we spy the future well ahead of time, so we can get down to give it what it takes.
He added: "Can you say if these qualities for a spy are right - good looking, technical, good driver.
Professor Penny Fielding, of Edinburgh University's School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures said: "The world of espionage has not only provided authors with some of their most memorable plots, but Spy fiction also confronts some of the ethical, cultural and historical events which have shaped the modern world.
Andrew says he is a fan of spy movies like Tinker Tailor Solider Spy and he and the Legacy cast met a retired spy as part of their research.
Characteristics such as resourcefulness, observation skills, nerve, empathy, and discretion were the ones that spy recruiters found helpful among domestic agents.
I Spy Super Challenger combines I Spy's intriguing photographs and riddles with fast-paced arcade-style games.
Record Conversations: When a spy needs to record a conversation, a hidden voice recorder in a wristwatch comes in handy.
It allows video and audio playback, and uploads to Spy Net HQ.
As a result, in the absence of other detailed information, many impressions that the general public have of the work of intelligence agencies are drawn from the genre of spy fiction.
CANADA HAS HAD SEVERAL SPY AGENCIES OVER THE YEARS.
Newly-appointed spies will enter through the covert entrance, receive a personal spy ID card and embark on their secret mission.
Written by RAF veteran and former Cold War-era spy Leslie Woodhead, My Life as a Spy is a life story of the author's coming of age in trying times.
We may never know the answer, but we do know that Russia continued to spy.
But get this: The Justice Department thinks the President may be able to spy on us without warrants even when there is no war
She naturally has a lot of appointments around town and in nearby towns, and her doctor recruits her as a spy, carrying messages in the midst of the Nazi occupation.