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un·der·cov·er

 (ŭn′dər-kŭv′ər)
adj.
1. Conducted in secret or through the use of subterfuge, as in a police investigation or in spying: an undercover investigation.
2. Engaged or employed in undercover activity: undercover FBI agents.

undercover

(ˌʌndəˈkʌvə)
adj
done or acting in secret: undercover operations.

un•der•cov•er

(ˌʌn dərˈkʌv ər, ˈʌn dərˌkʌv-)

adj.
1. clandestine or secret.
2. engaged in securing confidential information.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undercover - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methodsundercover - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

undercover

adjective secret, covert, clandestine, private, hidden, intelligence, underground, spy, concealed, confidential, hush-hush (informal), surreptitious an undercover operation designed to catch drug smugglers
open, plain, visible, manifest, overt, unconcealed

undercover

adjective
Existing or operating in a way so as to ensure complete concealment and confidentiality:
Informal: hush-hush.
Idiom: under wraps.
Translations
سِرّي
tajný
hemmelig
leynilegur, leyni-
slaptasis
slepens

undercover

[ˈʌndəˌkʌvəʳ]
A. ADJ [operation, activity] → clandestino; [agent] → secreto
B. ADV she was working undercover for the FBItrabajaba como agente secreto para el FBI

undercover

[ˌʌndərˈkʌvər]
adj
[operation, investigation, work] → d'infiltration
[officer, police] → en civil
an undercover agent → un agent infiltré
adv [work] → comme agent infiltré
She was working undercover → Elle travaillait comme agent infiltré.

undercover

[ˌʌndəˈkʌvəʳ] adj (agent) → segreto/a; (meeting) → clandestino/a

undercover

(ˈandəˈkavə) adjective
working or done in secret. He is an undercover agent for the Americans.
References in periodicals archive ?
The men were arrested as one of them received the money while the other brought the women to the undercover officer.
Hussain was also charged with providing money and advice to an undercover officer, the intention being to assist another to commit an act of terrorism.
Shadowy police teams have been at the centre of controversy in recent years following a flurry of claims, and Scotland Yard has made payouts to several women who unwittingly became involved in relationships with undercover officers.
Last month, the Record revealed that an undercover officer referred to as RC was an animal rights activist who campaigned to save hedgehogs on South Uist.
The anti-narcotics officers, who were watching from a distance, raided the car after receiving the signal from the undercover officer and arrested the duo.
Case law shows a well established policy that the police will neither confirm nor deny ("NCND") whether a particular person is either an informer or an undercover officer.
That at no stage did I ever authorise, or encourage, or know about any action by any undercover officer in relation to Mr and Mrs Lawrence or their friends or supporters or the Macpherson Inquiry hearings.
The former Merseyside Police chief constable answered some questions on Hillsborough but said he could not confirm or deny whether undercover officers had been tasked with spying on campaigners.
Scotland Yard is expected to call in the police watchdog over allegations that an undercover officer took part in a criminal trial under a false name.
The Met Police said it was "not prepared to discuss" an undercover officer.
Police then swooped in after the undercover officer gave them the signal, said the court documents.