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conceal

Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːl/

Translation of conceal in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (hide) [object/facts/truth] ocultar; [emotions] disimular, ocultar he had a gun concealed beneath his coat ocultaba un arma bajo el abrigo she looked at him with barely concealed hatred/disdain lo miró con mal disimulado odio/desdén to conceal sth from sb ocultar(le) algo a algn
    Example sentences
    • My dark hair conceals my damp yellow eyes, like a funeral veil that hides a widow's tears.
    • She carefully picked up two small bottles, concealing one with the other.
    • The room in which was entered was both dead and dark, concealing everything that existed in it.
    Example sentences
    • The problem for me is how unfreedom is hidden, concealed in precisely what is presented to us as new freedoms.
    • The knowledge of this has always been there, but it's been half hidden, concealed for its own good.
    • Humankind's deceptive nature is probably the one thing we cannot hide or conceal.
    1.2
    (concealed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [door/camera] oculto; [lighting] indirecto concealed wiring instalación (feminine) (eléctrica) empotrada concealed entrance/exit peligro: entrada/salida de vehículos

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