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verb [transitive] disguise pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈɡaɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisguising
past tensedisguised
past participledisguised
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  1. 1
    to hide something such as your feelings or intentions
    He didn’t disguise his bitterness about what had happened.
    a thinly disguised attempt to embarrass the prime minister
  2. 2
    [often passive] to make changes in the way that someone looks so that other people will not recognize them
    be disguised as someone/something: She arrived at his home disguised as a man.
    be disguised in something: The intruders were disguised in post office uniforms.
    disguise yourself as/in something: The soldiers disguised themselves as ordinary civilians.
    1. a.
      to make something look, sound, or seem like something else
      little tape recorders disguised as cigarette packets


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