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verb [transitive] formal conceal pronunciation in British English /kənˈsiːl/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleconcealing
past tenseconcealed
past participleconcealed
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  1. 1
    to prevent someone from seeing or knowing your feelings
    He was barely able to conceal his disgust.
    1. a.
      to not tell someone about something, especially because you are ashamed of it or worried about it
      Why did you decide to conceal your true identity?
      conceal something from someone: Concealing evidence from the police is a serious offence.
  2. 2
    to hide something so that it cannot be found
    The letters had been concealed under a mattress.
    1. a.
      to cover something so that it is hidden
      A long velvet curtain concealed a small doorway.


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