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English definition of “front”

front

noun [U] (APPEARANCE)   /frʌnt/
an appearance that a person chooses to show to others instead of showing his or her true feelings : Even though he doesn’t like his in-laws , he always puts on a cheerful front when they come to visit . A front can also be a person , group , or thing used to hide the real character of a secret or illegal activity : The society was a front for making illegal political contributions .
(Definition of front noun (APPEARANCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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