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front for sth

phrasal verb with front
 
 
/frʌnt/ verb
If a person fronts for an illegal organization, they help that organization by using their good reputation to hide its secret activities: The police suspect him of fronting for a crime syndicate.
Translations of “front for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 替…打掩護, 爲…當幌子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替…打掩护, 为…当幌子…
(Definition of front for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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