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phrasal verb [transitive] literary
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyspy out
he/she/itspies out
present participlespying out
past tensespied out
past participlespied out
Related words
  1. 1
    same as spy

    He quickly spied out the waiter.

  2. 2
    to look around an area in order to find something

    I’m going to spy out a suitable place to meet.

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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