[ ahp-vair, ahb-; German ahp-veyr ]
/ ˈɑp vɛər, ˈɑb-; German ˈɑp veɪr /
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the German high-command service for espionage, counterintelligence, and sabotage during World War II.
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Origin of Abwehr
<German: literally, defense (noun derivative of abwehren to defend, ward off), perhaps originally in a compound such as Spionageabwehr counterintelligence
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How to use Abwehr in a sentence
Soon he was snapped up by the Abwehr, the German intelligence service, and sent into action.The Spy Who Tricked Hitler: The Story of Double Agent Juan Pujol and D-Day|Stephan Talty|July 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To keep this network up and running, the Abwehr paid Garcia, whom they code-named "Arabel," the then-vast sum of £20,000.Garbo the Spy: Documentary on the Double Agent Who Helped Defeat Hitler|Andrew Roberts|November 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST