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Another word for espy

  1. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

      1. One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
      2. One who secretly collects information for a business about one or more of its competitors.
      3. One who secretly keeps watch on another or others.
      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. A brief, incomplete view or look.
      2. A brief flash of light.
      3. To obtain a brief, incomplete view of.
      1. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      2. To recognize or understand as being distinct or different:
      1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      2. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
      3. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
      1. To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
      2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
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