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English definition of “covert”

covert

adjective uk   /ˈkəʊ.vɜːt/ us    /ˈkoʊ.vɝːt/
hidden or secret: covert actions The government was accused of covert military operations against the regime.
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covert

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌv.ət/ us    /-ɚt/
a group of bushes and small trees growing close together in which animals can hide, especially from people or other animals hunting them
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