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English definition of “secret”

secret

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsiːkrət/
B1 something that you tell no one about or only a few people: I'm having a party for him but it's a secret. Can you keep a secret?Secrecy and privacy
the secret B2 the best way of achieving something: That's the secret to making a good cocktail. So what's the secret of your success?Ways of achieving things
in secret B2 without telling other people: For years they met in secret.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of secret noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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