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Synonyms of spying

Noun


1. spying, watch, vigil

usage: keeping a secret or furtive watch

2. spying, undercover work, intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation

usage: the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

3. detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting, discovery, find, uncovering

usage: the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Verb


1. descry, spot, espy, spy, spy, sight

usage: catch sight of

2. spy, stag, snoop, sleuth, monitor, supervise

usage: watch, observe, or inquire secretly

3. spy, sight, perceive, comprehend

usage: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

4. spy, investigate, inquire, enquire

usage: secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage; "spy for the Russians"

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