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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.
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undercover

(ˌʌndəˈkʌvə)
adj
done or acting in secret: undercover operations.
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un•der•cov•er

(ˌʌn dərˈkʌv ər, ˈʌn dərˌkʌv-)

adj.
1. clandestine or secret.
2. engaged in securing confidential information.
[1850–55]
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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"
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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
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undercover

adjective
Existing or operating in a way so as to ensure complete concealment and confidentiality:
Informal: hush-hush.
Idiom: under wraps.
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Translations
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

undercover

[ˌʌndəˈkʌvəʳ] adj (agent) → segreto/a; (meeting) → clandestino/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

undercover

(ˈandəˈkavə) adjective
working or done in secret. He is an undercover agent for the Americans.
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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Thursday expelled two more staff members of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad who were actually 'undercover agents' of Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) and were involved in subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments.
Tehran's Police have a network of 7,000 undercover agents whose job is to inform the police of moral transgressions in the Islamic republic, Tehran Police Chief Hossain Sajedi-nia revealed Monday.
According to a criminal complaint filed in court, undercover agents with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and Lane County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team arranged to purchase methamphetamine from Holeman on seven occasions between March 2014 and last week.
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Official documents show that undercover agents in a remote area of Sharjah had pulled over and stopped a friend of the Emirati motorist.
In order to get funding, Crawford approached both the KKK and Jewish groups, who alerted the FBI, who sent undercover agents to infiltrate the plot.