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 disguise [dis'gaiz]   添加此单词到默认生词本
n. 假面目, 假装

vt. 假装, 隐瞒

[法] 假装, 托辞, 佯装

  1. His illness was a blessing in disguise, because he afterwards married his nurse.
  2. It proved difficult to disguise his anxiety.
  3. She disguised herself as a man, but she couldn't disguise her voice.

[ noun ]
  1. an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

  2. <noun.attribute>
    the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories
  3. any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

  4. <noun.artifact>
  5. the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

  6. <noun.act>
    he is a master of disguise
[ verb ]
  1. make unrecognizable

  2. <verb.perception> mask
    The herb masks the garlic taste
    We disguised our faces before robbing the bank

Disguise \Dis*guise"\, n.
1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or
of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise
are subject to heavy penalties.

There is no passion which steals into the heart more
imperceptibly and covers itself under more
disguises, than pride. --Addison.

2. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false
appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.

That eye which glances through all disguises. --D.

3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication. --Shak.

4. A masque or masquerade. [Obs.]

Disguise was the old English word for a masque. --B.

Disguise \Dis*guise"\ (?; 232), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disguised};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Disguising}.] [OE. desguisen, disgisen,
degisen, OF. desguisier, F. d['e]guiser; pref. des- (L. dis-)
+ guise. See {Guise}.]
1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to
conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or

Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.

2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false
show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's
sentiments, character, or intentions.

All God's angels come to us disguised. --Lowell.

3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.

I have just left the right worshipful, and his
myrmidons, about a sneaker of five gallons; the
whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I
gave them the ship. --Spectator.

Syn: To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign;
pretend; secrete. See {Conceal}.

  1. The fraud supposedly involved brokers changing the size or time of a trade on their cards to disguise wrongdoing.
  2. Analysts denounced the suggestion, pointing out that forbearance by S&L regulators allowed those institutions to disguise their true condition and run up their losses.
  3. Arena also dropped its stunt of past elections in which Mr. D'Aubuisson would slash a watermelon to "reveal" the Christian Democrats, whose party color is green, as "reds" in disguise.
  4. I've never met these six guys before in my life." He fashioned his own disguise for the Granada TV interview, conducted in Ireland as part of the "World in Action" series.
  5. Defense lawyer Michael L. Chernin argued that money laundering must involve a change in the nature of the money in an attempt to hide it, as in turning cash into a cashier's check to disguise its origin.
  6. Kuwaiti friends provided black chador robes and veils for disguise.
  7. And who was the mysterious Mr. Greco? Aware that reporters don't typically turn over confidential sources to strangers, much less private detectives, Ms. Sutherland journeyed to Europe that spring under disguise.
  8. He did well under his disguise, Francis Barber too as his wife Amalia.
  9. Now, it's full of high-rises built by Arabian oil sheiks." Rice is doubtful a Burton could exist today. "He'd be the ideal person to go into Iraq in disguise.
  10. Twenty-one per cent say that profits have fallen - down from April's 34 per cent. These figures disguise sharp variations by industry.
  11. Attending an evening of ballet, Pat gets so frazzled seeing a slave girl whipped by a lusty Chinese warlord (Kissinger in slight disguise) that she leaps to the stage to rescue the damsel.
  12. Westinghouse Electric Corp. says safety concerns raised by the Aquino government over a nuclear reactor in the Philippines amount to a smokescreen to disguise political opposition to the project begun by former President Ferdinand Marcos.
  13. A professional clown won't have to pay through the nose for leaving on a comic disguise at a recent sheriff's roadblock.
  14. He's probably best remembered as Rollin Hand, the master of disguise, in the TV series "Mission: Impossible."
  15. But Michael James-Reed, though he hops around effectively in Edgar's near-nude disguise as Poor Tom, plays Edgar as too much of a wimp.
  16. Or it simply cannot disguise the dire state of the art business. There is not much chance of a rescue from Japan, whose once lavish spenders have now turned sellers.
  17. The House's liberals want to pull the plug on the rebels but, lacking the courage to hold a straight up or down vote on that policy and expose its consequences to the U.S. electorate, they have to disguise their intentions as a funding "moratorium."
  18. Once the goods are in Europe, the diverters may disguise the packaging and shipping instructions and send the material through other countries _ possibily neutral Switzerland or Austria _ before slipping it into the Soviet bloc.
  19. The minutes disguise the tensions that preceded a decision to lower interest rates in June, the first such reduction in more than a year.
  20. Back at their host's beach house, they were approached by officers dressed in uniforms of the Kuwaiti coast guard, but learned later they were Iraqi soldiers in disguise.
  21. One method the Soviets use to pad the figures is to disguise inflation as growth, Western experts say.
  22. "Raising the cost of Medicare is nothing more than a Social Security COLA cut in disguise," she said.
  23. A common trick is to disguise a conure, which doesn't talk and retails for about $35 in the U.S., as a talking parrot. Typically, the smuggler dyes the head yellow and trims the tail, which is longer than that of other parrots.
  24. If cost is a factor, he says, disguise the bad condition of wood and concrete floors with paint.
  25. Some transactions depended on falsified export documents and complex shipping arrangements designed to disguise the true destination of the explosives he was buying.
  26. Then he doubles back to Chicago in disguise to start proving his innocence.
  27. "The issue is how freely the government can enter a house in disguise," Kathleen Sullivan, Zaccaro's lawyer, said Monday during oral arguments.
  28. The averages disguise the big hit taken by funds specializing in the Pacific region, which were knocked down more than 13%.
  29. Some say the crab crash may have been a blessing in disguise for Unalaska. "King crab was real seasonal," said Kathy Grimnes, president of Ounalashka, the Aleut regional ative corporation. Workers labored 14 hours a day, seven days a week.
  30. Doctors, nurses, street-cleaners and teachers are voters too. Mr Clarke's breezy self-confidence did not disguise the short-term difficulties of a government living from week to week.
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