from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Performed or occurring in secret: an undercover investigation.
- adj. Engaged or employed in spying or secret investigation: undercover FBI agents.
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- adj. Performed or happening in secret.
- adj. Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.
- n. A person who works undercover.
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- adj. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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Back in 1981, the phrase "undercover officer" took on a new meaning during the wedding of Prince William's parents.
Not attached to any particular group, but the idea of going in undercover and eventually putting your plan into effect, through which you may be revealed (either through discovery or death) or not (failure or total success) … …. leftover
*** AUGGIE/VIOLET: The showrunners did a stupid move by not keeping the dismissal of ASW and Colin undercover until next january.
UK forces did not engage in undercover ops in Bosnia.
U.S. authorities charged 11 people Monday with being part of a Russian spy program to plant long-term undercover agents inside the U.S.
The thing about any of these deep/long term undercover cases is that they don't work if the UC doesn't have some sympathy or connection to the target group.
Nevertheless, McClellan calls the leak "wrong and harmful to national security" -- ignoring questions of whether Plame really was engaged in undercover operations and whether her cover long ago had been blown ....
For Cassie, going undercover is almost a compulsion.
Aggressive policing does work, but there are problems with aggressive policing just as there are problems with officers left too long in undercover situations.
When people are assigned overseas and then return, they have to remain undercover or else the front companies and contacts in that area are compromised.