Definitions for undercoverˌʌn dərˈkʌv ər, ˈʌn dərˌkʌv-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. undercover(Noun)

    A person who works undercover.

  2. undercover(Adjective)

    Performed or happening in secret.

  3. undercover(Adjective)

    Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.

Freebase

  1. Undercover operation

    To go "undercover" is to avoid detection by the entity one is observing, and especially to disguise one's own identity or use an assumed identity for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization to learn or confirm confidential information or to gain the trust of targeted individuals in order to gather information or evidence. Traditionally, it is a technique employed by law enforcement agencies or private investigators, and a person who works in such a role is commonly referred to as an undercover agent.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barbara Coombs Lee:

    Those practices are undercover. They are covert, to the degree that patients are part of the decision-making, it is by winks and nods.

  2. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    We have captured some U.S. citizens in undercover activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast.

  3. Roderich Kiesewetter:

    If Seehofer goes, he needs to warn the Russians that they need to stop the hybrid falsification of information and the undercover financing of radical right-wing networks.

  4. Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer:

    I’m not sure [the undercover videos] are going to have a direct, immediate effect in the near term on Planned Parenthood. Perhaps some corporations will withhold donations.

  5. Roderich Kiesewetter:

    Seehofer has clearly positioned himself against the chancellor in the debate on refugees - I really hope he doesn't go on this trip, if Seehofer goes, he needs to warn the Russians that they need to stop the hybrid falsification of information and the undercover financing of radical right-wing networks.

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Translations for undercover

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • heimlichGerman
  • μυστικός, αφανής, μυστικός πράκτορας, κρυφόςGreek
  • encubiertoSpanish
  • vakoilu, salainenFinnish
  • secret, clandestin, agent secretFrench
  • अस्तरवालाHindi
  • clandestinoItalian

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