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Oxford dictionary definition of the word spy:
noun (plural spies)
a person employed by a government or other organization to secretly obtain information on an enemy or competitor.
a person who keeps watch on others secretly:
a spy camera
verb (spies, spying, spied)
1 [no object] work for a government or other organization by secretly obtaining information about enemies or competitors:
he agreed to spy for the West
(spy on) observe (someone) furtively:
the couple were spied on by reporters
[with object] (spy something out) collect information about something to use in deciding how to act:
he would go and spy out the land
2 [with object] discern or make out, especially by careful observation:
he could spy a figure in the distance
Middle English: shortening of Old French espie ‘espying’, espier ‘espy’, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin specere ‘behold, look’