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Definitions for undercover
ˌʌn dərˈkʌv ər, ˈʌn dərˌkʌv-un·der·cov·er

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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"


  1. undercovernoun

    A person who works undercover.

  2. undercoveradjective

    Performed or happening in secret.

  3. undercoveradjective

    Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.


  1. undercover

    A cover in foreign, military or police human intelligence or counterintelligence is the ostensible identity and/or role or position in an infiltrated organization assumed by a covert agent during a covert operation.


  1. undercover

    Undercover refers to activities or operations carried out in secret or in disguise, typically by individuals or groups, often in law enforcement or intelligence agencies, with the aim of obtaining information, evidence, or to prevent potential criminal activities. It often involves a person known as an undercover agent or officer posing as someone else, blending in a certain environment, community or organization to mislead others about their true identity or purpose.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undercover in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undercover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of undercover in a Sentence

  1. Jordan Peele:

    HARRISON FORD SERVED AS UNDERCOVER ADVISER FOR ‘ SOLO : ‘ A STAR WARS STORY ’ Jordan Peele spoke about the underlying themes of the movie which included slavery. I realized what this movie was about. I realized that slavery was not something of the past. The' sunken place' to me, shouted to me, that in today’s time, in modern time, we have black men and women abducted and put in dark holes. We have our freedoms taken away … I realized at that point that there were people being locked up and taken out of the world and taken from their families for holding less weed than I was smoking while I was writing this movie.

  2. Jamey Noel:

    The only way to truly understand what was going on in the jail was to implement innocent participants into the system to provide first-hand unbiased intelligence, these brave volunteers helped us identify critical issues within our system that undercover officers would not have been able to find. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the success of this inaugural program.

  3. Joe Mobley:

    This was done in darkness, undercover of darkness and largely under emergency during COVID. What's done in darkness comes to light, parents are waking up. Teachers are waking up and we actually have a large cohort of students who are speaking out against CRT.

  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. Inspector General Michael Horowitz:

    The risks associated with undercover money laundering are significant and therefore compliance with department policies and statutory requirements are critical.

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