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co·vert ˈkō-(ˌ)vərt kō-ˈvərt ˈkə-vərt
: not openly shown, engaged in, or avowed : veiled
a covert alliance
a covert military operation
: a firm durable twilled sometimes waterproofed cloth usually of mixed-color yarns
Adjective He has taken part in a number of covert military operations. spy agencies taking covert action Noun set up a covert from which to watch wildlife without being detected the rabbit rushed to the safety of the nearest covert
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AdjectiveYet unlike the brand-centric boutiques in this regal square, the Collection Paris remains covert—or at least discreet—and dedicated to its 100 members. —Brad Spurgeon, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2023 Despite these obstacles, women continue to shatter overt and covert barriers and pave the way for future generations. —Dr. Ruth Gotian, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 Based on the 2007 book Integrity, White House Plumbers follows the White House Plumbers—a covert White House Special Investigations Unit established in the wake of the Pentagon Papers to stop leaking of classified information to the press. —Laura Zornosa, Time, 16 Dec. 2022 South Korean officials said recently that North Korea has been turning to cybercrime and covert ship-to-ship transfers of unauthorized goods as a way to violate those U.N. sanctions. —Niniek Karmini, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Dec. 2022 These gummies are an enjoyable and covert way to get ripped! —Atticus Mckittrick, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 Before long, censors scrubbed photos from social media along with any direct or covert mention of the display. —Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2022 First-round voting on the thousands of candidates on the initial ballot takes place Oct. 22 through Nov. 5, so expect a lot of official or covert FYC campaigning right before America’s midterms. —Chris Willman, Variety, 12 Oct. 2022 American officials have been frustrated with Ukraine’s lack of transparency about its military and covert plans, especially on Russian soil. —Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2022
NounThe main plot involves Ragnar, the kid whose helmet ceremony was interrupted in the season’s opening scene, being abducted by a dragon that has been bedeviling the covert for a while. —Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2023 The return to Mando’s covert was even better, as Bo-Katan is also welcomed to walk The Way alongside them, much to her surprise (and conflicted feelings). —Erik Kain, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2023 That’s just after Mando is cast out from his Mandalorian covert for the cardinal sin of removing his helmet in the presence of others. —Adam B. Vary, Variety, 26 May 2022 Hunting coverts of primary and secondary growth isn’t always easy, and Faust’s advice is to be physically prepared for a day in the uplands. —Tom Keer, Field & Stream, 2 June 2020 The bonus of finding a spring singing field is that you also will have pinpointed an autumn covert. —Tom Fegely, Field & Stream, 13 Apr. 2020 Back at the Tribe’s underground covert, the Mandalorian donates his full payment to his people. —Alex Kane, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2019 In July, a bomb targeting the Afghan covert service killed eight members and six civilians, and wounded hundreds more. —New York Times, 2 Sep. 2019 The two-person rear bench seat coverts into a small double bed and a second double bed fits in the pop-top, allowing the Sixty to sleep four. —Megan Barber, Curbed, 1 Oct. 2018 See More
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