名词复数:spies 动词过去式:spied 过去分词:spied 现在分词:spying 第三人称单数:spies
spec,spect＝to see,to look（看见）
1 person who tries to get secretinformation about military affairs, etc, esp one employedby a government to do this in another country 间谍
*suspected of being a spy 有间谍嫌疑的
* [attrib 作定语] a spy trial 对间谍嫌疑犯的审讯.
2 person who secretly watches and reports on what others do, where they go, etc 秘密侦察他人行动者; 密探
*police spies, ie people employed by the police to watch suspected criminals 警方的密探
* industrial spies, ie those employed to learn the secrets of business rivals, etc 工业间谍. Cf 参看 mole2 2.
v (pt, pp spied)
1 [I, Ipr] ~ (on sb); ~ (on/into sth)
(a) keep watch secretly 暗中监视; 侦察; 窥探
*spy on the enemy's movements 侦察敌方行动
* spy into other people's affairs 窥探他人的私事
* I'm sure my neighbours spy on me. 我肯定邻居暗中监视我.
(b) be a spy; collect secret information 作间谍或窥探活动; 收集机密情报
*She was accused of spying for the enemy. 她被指控为敌方间谍.
2 [Tn, Tng] (fml or joc 文或谑) (usu not in the continuous tenses 通常不用于进行时态) observe (sb/sth); see; notice 观察（某人[某事物]）; 看见; 注意到
*We spied three figures in the distance. 我们望见远处有三个人影儿.
* I spy someone coming up the garden path. 我看到有人正沿着花园小径走来.
3 (idm 习语) ,spy out the `land assess the situation by making discreet inquiries, etc 摸清情况.
4 (phr v) spy sth out explore and discover (esp an illegal activity) without being observed 暗中查明（尤指
1. The little spy smiled an evil smile. 这名小个特务邪恶地笑了笑，
2. That may still seem like something from a spy movie; more troubling is the growing ease with which everyday information can be accessed. 这仍感觉像是间谍片中的场景；更使人不安的是日常信息可以越来越容易地被获取。
3. Alfred the Great acted as his own spy, visiting Danish camps disguised as a minstrel. 阿尔弗雷德大帝曾亲自充当间谍。他扮作吟游歌手到丹麦军队的营地里侦察。
4. “You are disappointed,” Albert said over his shoulder. “You were told that I was a secret agent, a spy, dealing in secrets and danger. "你一定很失望，" 艾伯特转过头来说道。"有人告诉你我是个特工，一个间谍，总是做秘密情报和危险的买卖。
5. One evening her husband had fallen asleep while reading a spy novel. 一天晚上，她丈夫读侦探小说时睡着了。