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"camouflage" in American English

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camouflagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈkæm·əˌflɑʒ, -ˌflɑdʒ/
a ​condition in which the ​appearance of someone or something when ​placed against a ​background makes the ​person or thing ​difficult or ​impossible to ​see: The leafhopper is a little ​greeninsect that uses camouflage to ​blend in with the ​colors of the ​leaves. In ​military use, camouflage is an ​appearancedesigned to ​hidesoldiers and ​equipment on the ​ground, esp. from being ​seen by ​enemyaircraft, by making them ​look like ​theirsurroundings.

camouflageverb [T]

 us   /ˈkæm·əˌflɑʒ, -ˌflɑdʒ/
to ​hidesoldiers and ​equipment on the ​ground from ​enemies by making them ​look like ​theirsurroundings: The ​guns are ​dug in and camouflaged. fig.Her ​quietvoice camouflages the ​fiercecompetitor within her.
(Definition of camouflage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"camouflage" in British English

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camouflagenoun

uk   us   /ˈkæm.ə.flɑːʒ/
[U] the use of ​leaves, ​branches, ​paints, and ​clothes for ​hidingsoldiers or ​militaryequipment so that they cannot be ​seen against ​theirsurroundings: a camouflage ​jacket [S or U] the way that the ​colour or ​shape of an ​animal or ​plantappears to ​mix with ​itsnaturalenvironment to ​prevent it from being ​seen by attackers: The lizard's ​lightbrownskinacts as (a) camouflage in the ​desertsand. [S or U] something that is ​meant to ​hide something, or ​behaviour that is ​intended to ​hide the ​truth: Using ​smoke as (a) camouflage, the ​armyadvanced up the ​hill. He ​believed that her ​kindness was ​merely a camouflage for her ​realintentions.
camouflage
verb [T] uk   us  
The ​troops had camouflaged themselves so ​effectively that the ​enemy didn't ​notice them ​approaching.
(Definition of camouflage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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