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conceal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconcealcon‧ceal /kənˈsiːl/ ●●○ verb [transitive] formal  1 HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEto hide something carefully The shadows concealed her as she crept up to the house. The path was concealed by long grass. a concealed weaponsee thesaurus at hide2 HIDE/NOT SHOWto hide your real feelings or the truth She tried to conceal the fact that she was pregnant.conceal something from somebody She was taking drugs and trying to conceal it from me.concealment noun [uncountable] deliberate concealment of his activities→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
concealKim could barely conceal her annoyance that I had arrived so late.A wide-brimmed hat concealed her graying hair.Hawkins was incapable of concealing how he felt from his close friends.Several kilos of drugs had been concealed in the back of the truck.Several drug companies are accused of concealing information from the Food and Drug Administration.Customs officers found a kilogram of cocaine that Smith had concealed inside his suitcase.If he was surprised by the grubbiness of the ill-equipped Vicarage kitchen he concealed it.The secret police had concealed microphones in the walls.I yawned, not bothering to conceal my boredom.My fatigue pants were so baggy they almost concealed my combat boots.Several times, he is seen rummaging about in the garbage bag, possibly trying to conceal something.He managed to conceal the fact that he had been in prison and so got a job as a security officer.Why had Aranyos concealed this from him?But lately he'd been concealing this whiff with his favourite aftershave, Rampage.Her legs were concealed to the ankle by a loose flowing skirt.concealed weaponA kindergartner gets caught with a butter knife in his school backpack and is expelled for carrying a concealed weapon.Six more states, including Texas, implemented laws on Jan. 1 that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons.The 8 {-by 14-inch paper outlines an argument that the Arizona Constitution already guarantees the right to carry concealed weapons.Xavier Hicks, model student, was being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a concealed weapon.conceal something from somebodyDana concealed her pregnancy from her family and friends.
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Verb table
conceal
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconceal
he, she, itconceals
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconcealed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave concealed
he, she, ithas concealed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad concealed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill conceal
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have concealed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam concealing
he, she, itis concealing
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you, we, theyare concealing
Past
I, he, she, itwas concealing
you, we, theywere concealing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been concealing
he, she, ithas been concealing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been concealing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be concealing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been concealing
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