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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
Translations of “covert”
in Spanish Encubierto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱蔽的, 隱秘的, 秘密的…
in Russian тайный…
in Turkish gizli, saklı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐蔽的, 隐秘的, 秘密的…
in Polish tajny…
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