Saw vs Spied - What's the difference?

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As a verb spied is

(spy).

saw

English

(wikipedia saw)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) sawe, from (etyl) saga, .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal
  • A musical saw.
  • A sawtooth wave.
  • Derived terms
    * backsaw * band saw, bandsaw * buzz saw * chainsaw * chop saw * circular saw * coping saw * crosscut saw * fretsaw * hacksaw * handsaw * hole saw * Japanese-style handsaw * jigsaw * miter saw, mitre saw * power saw * razor-tooth saw * reciprocating saw * rift saw * rip saw * sawbones * sawhorse * sawtooth * scroll saw * table saw * tenon saw

    Verb

  • To cut (something) with a saw.
  • To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.
  • The fiddler sawed away at his instrument.
  • To be cut with a saw.
  • The timber saws smoothly.
  • To form or produce (something) by cutting with a saw.
  • to saw boards or planks (i.e. to saw logs or timber into boards or planks)
    to saw''' shingles; to '''saw out a panel

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sawe, from (etyl) sagu, . More at (l), (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) Something spoken; speech, discourse.
  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:And for thy trew sawys , and I may lyve many wynters, there was never no knyght better rewardid.
  • (often old saw ) A saying or proverb.
  • (label) Opinion, idea, belief; by thy ~, in your opinion; commune ~, common opinion; common knowledge; on no ~, by no means.
  • *Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden
  • *:Þe more comoun sawe is þat Remus was i-slawe for he leep ouer þe newe walles of Rome.
  • (label) Proposal, suggestion; possibility.
  • *Earl of Toulouse
  • *:All they assentyd to the sawe ; They thoght he spake reson and lawe.
  • (label) Dictate; command; decree.
  • *Spenser
  • *:[Love] rules the creatures by his powerful saw .
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 3

    See see . Cognate with Dutch zag, German sah, Danish .

    Verb

    (head)
  • (see)
  • Statistics

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    spied

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spy)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    spy

    English

    Noun

    (spies)
  • A person who secretly watches and examines the actions of other individuals or organizations and gathers information on them (usually to gain an advantage).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}

    Derived terms

    * spy ring

    Verb

  • To act as a spy.
  • During the Cold War, Russia and America would each spy on each other for recon.
  • To spot; to catch sight of.
  • I think I can spy that hot guy coming over here.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • One in reading, skipped over all sentences where he spied a note of admiration.
  • * Latimer
  • Look about with your eyes; spy what things are to be reformed in the church of England.
  • To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It is my nature's plague / To spy into abuses.
  • To explore; to view; inspect and examine secretly, as a country.
  • * Bible, Numbers xxi. 32
  • Moses sent to spy Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof.

    Derived terms

    * spy on

    See also

    *

    Anagrams

    * ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Noun

  • barf (US), vomit, spew
  • Verb

  • to barf (US), throw up, vomit, spew (also figurative )
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    References

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