spy on

phrasal verb

spied on; spying on; spies on
: to watch (someone) secretly
He spies on his neighbors.
Have you been spying on me?

Examples of spy on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web June 24, 2024 Your employer might be spying on your tech. Danielle Abril, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 Decades of chaos ensue: swimming up rivers to spy on cheating lovers, domestic disputes that end in one partner launching the other into space, and at least one costume ball. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 13 May 2024 SpaceX counter-sued, saying Northrop had abused its position in an advisory role in the Air Force to spy on SpaceX. Eventually, the lawsuits were both dropped with no damages. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2024 To expand 702, though, intelligence officials have to overcome the significant concerns of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who believe the powerful surveillance tool has been misused in the past, including to inappropriately spy on Americans. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for spy on 

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“Spy on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spy%20on. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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