Meaning of “in secret” in the English Dictionary

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"in secret" in British English

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in secret

B2 in a private place with no one else present and without other people knowing:

The negotiators were meeting in secret for several months before the peace agreement was made public.

only in someone's thoughts, without telling other people:

He says he loathes her, but I think in secret he really likes her.

(Definition of “in secret” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)