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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 spy2 (sense 2)

    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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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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