spying

Definitions of spying
1

n keeping a secret or furtive watch

Type of:
vigil, watch
a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

n the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Synonyms:
catching, detection, espial, spotting
Type of:
discovery, find, uncovering
the act of discovering something

n the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

Synonyms:
undercover work
Types:
espionage
the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets
Type of:
intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation
the operation of gathering information about an enemy

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