penetrate someone's disguise

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of penetrate someone's disguise

: to see or realize who someone really is behind a disguise

Word by Word Definitions

penetrate play
  1. : to pass into or through

  2. : to enter by overcoming resistance : pierce

  3. : to gain entrance to

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

disguise play
  1. : to change the customary dress (see 2dress 1) or appearance of

  2. : to furnish with a false appearance or an assumed (see assume 3) identity

  3. : disfigure

  1. : apparel assumed to conceal one's identity or counterfeit another's

  2. : the act of disguising

  3. : form misrepresenting the true nature of something


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