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English definition of “disguise”

disguise

verb [T] uk   /dɪsˈɡaɪz/ us  
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.

disguise

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪsˈɡaɪz/ us  
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.
(Definition of disguise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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