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disguise

verb [T] uk   us   /dɪsˈɡaɪz/
B2 to give a new appearance to a person or thing, especially in order to hide its true form: He disguised himself by wearing a false beard. Minor skin imperfections can usually be disguised with a spot of make-up. We tried to disguise the fact that it was just a school hall by putting up coloured lights and balloons.C2 to hide an opinion, a feeling, etc.: I couldn't disguise my disappointment.
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disguise

noun [C or U] uk   us   /dɪsˈɡaɪz/
B2 something that someone wears to hide their true appearance: He put on a large hat and glasses as a disguise and hoped no one would recognize him.in disguise B2 If people, objects, or activities are in disguise, they appear to be something that they are not, especially intentionally: She usually goes out in disguise to avoid being bothered by the public. He claims that most Western aid to the Third World is just colonialism in disguise.
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