espy

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verb es·py \i-ˈspī\

Definition of espy

espied

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espying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to catch sight of among the several horses … she espied the white mustang — Zane Grey

Examples of espy in a Sentence

  1. out of the corner of my eye I espied the squirrel making another raid on the bird feeder

Origin and Etymology of espy

Middle English espien, from Anglo-French espier — more at spy


ESPY Defined for English Language Learners

espy

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Definition of espy for English Language Learners

  • : to see or notice (someone or something)


ESPY Defined for Kids

espy

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verb es·py \i-ˈspī\

Definition of espy for Students

espied

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espying

  1. :  to catch sight of


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