undercover Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “undercover” in the English Dictionary

"undercover" in British English

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undercoveradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈkʌv.ər/  us   /-dɚˈkʌv.ɚ/
workingsecretly using a ​falseappearance in ​order to get ​information for the ​police or ​government: an undercover ​policeoperation an undercover ​detective
adverb uk   us  
He was ​working undercover at the ​time, ​probably for the CIA.
(Definition of undercover from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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undercoveradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈkʌv·ər/
workingsecretly to ​obtaininformation, esp. for the ​police: an undercover ​cop
(Definition of undercover from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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