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disguise

2 noun
     
disguise2
1 [uncountable and countable] something that you wear to change your appearance and hide who you are, or the act of wearing this:
His disguise didn't fool anyone.
She wore dark glasses in an absurd attempt at disguise.
2

in disguise

a) wearing a disguise:
The woman in the park turned out to be a police officer in disguise.
b) made to seem like something else that is better:
'Tax reform' is just a tax increase in disguise.

➔ blessing in disguise

at blessing (4)

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