under cover of anonymity

Definition of under cover of anonymity

:with the understanding that one's name will not be revealed
  • an official speaking to a reporter under cover of anonymity

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

cover play
  1. : to guard from attack

  2. : to have within the range of one's guns : command

  3. : to hold within range of an aimed firearm

  1. : something that protects, shelters, or guards: such as

  2. : natural shelter for an animal

  3. : a position or situation affording protection from enemy fire

anonymity play
  1. : the quality or state of being anonymous

  2. : one that is anonymous


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