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English noun: spying

1. spying (act) keeping a secret or furtive watch

Broader (hypernym)vigil, watch

2. spying (act) the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

Synonymsundercover work

Broader (hypernym)intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation

Narrower (hyponym)espionage

3. spying (act) the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Synonymscatching, detection, espial, spotting

Broader (hypernym)discovery, find, uncovering

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