espionage noun

ADJ. industrial The big computer companies are very worried about industrial espionage. | international | American, British, etc.

VERB + ESPIONAGE be engaged in, be involved in, engage in | be executed for, be expelled for, be imprisoned for Two members of the embassy staff had been expelled for espionage.

ESPIONAGE + NOUN activities

PREP. ~ against She was found guilty of espionage against the United States. | ~ on behalf of espionage on behalf of foreign states

PHRASES the world of espionage the shadowy world of espionage > Note at CRIME(for more verbs)