Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “screen”

screen

verb [T] (PROTECT)    /skriːn/
to protect or hide : She raised her hand to screen her eyes from the bright light .Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving mainly US to protect someone by taking the blame yourself: The husband says he's the murderer but we think it was his wife - he's just screening her.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of screen verb (PROTECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of screen

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Defending and protecting, but you might be interested in these topics from the Protecting and saving topic area:

Definitions of “screen” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More