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American English: /ˌəndərˈkəvər/
British English: /ʌndəˈkʌvə/
, /ˈʌndəkʌvə/

Translation of undercover in Spanish:


  • (operation/agent/work)
    Example sentences
    • In March 1999, police began an undercover surveillance operation on the prison officer.
    • Two cases emphasise the need for the use of cautions in connection with police undercover operations.
    • The charges arise out of a police undercover operation in the latter part of 1998.

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