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spying

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the secret gathering of information on others
  • traditionally, anyone caught engaging in spying during wartime was shot or hanged

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spying

verb
present participle of spy

Synonyms & Antonyms of spying (Entry 2 of 2)

to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I spy a motel off in the distance, so let's spend the night there

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“Spying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spying. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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