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screen

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1 the art or business of making a movie
  • He was a star of both stage and screen.
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2 means or method of defending
  • The target will be difficult to reach as it is behind a screen of anti-aircraft batteries.
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screen

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1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • Helicopters were called in to help screen the troops from further attacks.
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stand up for

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2 to keep secret or shut off from view
  • Bushes screened the swimming pool from passersby on the street.
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3 to pass through a filter
  • You should screen the cooking oil to remove impurities.
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4 to place a protective layer over
  • screened his eyes with his hand to block the sun
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hide, conceal, screen, secrete, bury mean to withhold or withdraw from sight. hide may or may not suggest intent.
    • hide in the closet
    • a house hidden in the woods
conceal usually does imply intent and often specifically implies a refusal to divulge.
    • concealed the weapon
screen implies an interposing of something that prevents discovery.
    • a house screened by trees
secrete suggests a depositing in a place unknown to others.
    • secreted the amulet inside his shirt
bury implies covering up so as to hide completely.
    • buried the treasure


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