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Definition of covert adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌkoʊˈvərt//
    , NAmE//ˈkʌvərt//
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  1. secret or hidden, making it difficult to notice covert operations/surveillance He stole a covert glance at her across the table. Every measure, both overt and covert, is being taken against terrorists. compare overt
  2. covertly adverb
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  3. She watched him covertly in the mirror.
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