Adjective "undercover" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Involving secret work within a community or organization, especially for the purposes of police investigation or espionage.
  1. as adverb 'he worked undercover in Northern Ireland'
  2. 'This is the haul of alcohol seized by police in an undercover operation targeting young drinkers.'
  3. 'Townend said he believed they were undercover police officers.'
  4. 'An undercover police operation has snared eight dealers who provided a class A drugs on wheels delivery service.'
  5. 'During the day, he was approached at different times by three undercover police officers and each time he sold four pills to each of them.'
  6. 'In March 1999, police began an undercover surveillance operation on the prison officer.'
  7. 'A heroin addict caught supplying drugs to police in an undercover investigation has been jailed for four years.'
  8. 'An undercover police officer had recorded conversations with both men.'
  9. 'The charges arise out of a police undercover operation in the latter part of 1998.'
  10. 'During the trial, two undercover police officers gave evidence from behind a screen to protect their identities.'
  11. 'Metro police has 24 undercover officers who are constantly on the look out for illegal activity.'


1. working or done out of public sight; secret: an undercover investigation.

2. engaged in spying or securing confidential information: an undercover agent.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be undercover in places."

"producers can be undercover at stores."

"producers can be undercover at lions."

"people can be undercover for unions."

"people can be undercover as agents."

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