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English definition of “screen”

screen

noun [C] (SEPARATING)    /skriːn/
a vertical structure that is used to separate one area from another, especially to hide something or to protect you from something unpleasant or dangerous : The nurse pulled a screen around the bed so that the doctor could examine the patient in private . A screen of trees at the bottom of the garden hid the ugly factory walls .Isolating and separating mainly US an activity that is not dangerous or illegal but is used to hide something that is: That café's just a screen for their criminal activities .Hiding and disguising
(Definition of screen noun (SEPARATING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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