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Related to covertly: surreptitiously
cov·ert(kō′vərt, kō-vûrt′, kŭv′ərt)
1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown: covert military operations; covert funding for the rebels. See Synonyms at secret.
2. Covered or covered over; sheltered.
3. Law Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
1. A covering or cover.
a. A covered place or shelter; hiding place.
b. Thick underbrush or woodland affording cover for game.
3. Zoology One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.
[Middle English, from Old French, from past participle of covrir, to cover; see cover.]
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|Adv.||1.||covertly - in a covert manner; "he did it covertly"|
overtly - in an overt manner; "he did it overtly"
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covertly[ˈkʌvətlɪ] ADV [observe] → encubiertamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
covertly[ˈkʌvərtli] adv (= secretly) [work, operate] → secrètement; [watch] → à la dérobée
to film sb covertly → filmer qn à son insucover-up [ˈkʌvərʌp] n
There's been a cover-up → On a tenté d'étouffer l'affaire.cover version n [song] → reprise f
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