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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spy \Spy\ (sp[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spied (sp[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Spying.] [OE. spien, espien, OF. espier, F. ['e]pier, OHG. speh[=o]n, G. sp[aum]hen; akin to L. specere to see, Skr. spa[,c]. [root] 169. Cf. Espy, v. t., Aspect, Auspice, Circumspect, Conspicuous, Despise, Frontispiece, Inspect, Prospect, Respite, Scope, Specimen, Spectacle, Specter, Speculate, Spice, Spite, Suspicion.] 1. To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see. [1913 Webster] One, in reading, skipped over all sentences where he spied a note of admiration. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To discover by close search or examination. [1913 Webster] Look about with your eyes; spy what things are to be reformed in the church of England. --Latimer. [1913 Webster] 3. To explore; to view, inspect, and examine secretly, as a country; -- usually with out. [1913 Webster] Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof. --Num. xxi. 32. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spied \Spied\, imp. & p. p. of Spy. [1913 Webster]