Definition of 'spying'

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Example sentences containing 'spying'

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Repelled by the thought of him spying on my neighbours dressed in a floral nightie, I decided to give him a wide berth. Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)At least my spying had made me forget my own concerns for a short time. Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2002)One will have to expect that the servants will be spying on us. Gaskin, Catherine THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2002)

Synonyms of 'spying'

espionage, reconnaissance, infiltration, undercover work

Trends of 'spying'

Used Occasionally. spying is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'spying'

British English: spying /ˈspaɪɪŋ/ NOUN
Spying is the act or process of finding out secret information for a country or organization about other countries or organizations.
...a ten-year sentence for spying.
  • American English: spying
  • Arabic: تـَجَسُّسَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: espionagem
  • Chinese: 密探
  • Croatian: špijuniranje
  • Czech: špionáž
  • Danish: spionage
  • Dutch: spioneren
  • European Spanish: espionaje
  • Finnish: vakoilu
  • French: espionnage
  • German: Spionieren
  • Greek: κατασκοπεία
  • Italian: spionaggio
  • Japanese: スパイ行為
  • Korean: 정탐하기
  • Norwegian: spionasje
  • Polish: szpiegostwo
  • European Portuguese: espionagem
  • Romanian: spionaj
  • Russian: шпионаж
  • Latin American Spanish: espionaje
  • Swedish: spionage
  • Thai: การสอดแนม
  • Turkish: casusluk
  • Ukrainian: шпигунство
  • Vietnamese: sự bí mật theo dõi


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