disguise

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪsˈgaɪz/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dis gīz, di skīz)


Inflections of 'disguise' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
disguises
v 3rd person singular
disguising
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
disguised
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
disguised
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

disguise

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [cunning, clever, perfect, transparent] disguise
  2. an [elaborate, obvious, easy] disguise
  3. a [robot, clown, superhero, devil] in disguise
  4. [turned up at, showed up at, went to] the party in disguise
  5. was dressed (up) in a disguise
  6. wore a disguise to [avoid, prevent, fool, ensure]
  7. use a disguise to [get, keep, hide, make, reveal]
  8. [hidden, concealed] behind a disguise
  9. is a master of disguise
  10. idiom: was a blessing in disguise
  11. idiom: turned out to be a blessing in disguise
  12. idiom: has really been a blessing in disguise
  13. [spoke, talked] without disguise
  14. can be the disguise of [true, real] emotions
v
  1. disguised himself as a [monster, police officer, clown, tourist, doctor]
  2. disguised himself as [Superman, Batman]
  3. disguised himself to [evade, avoid, prevent, hide]
  4. disguised as ordinary [citizens, villagers, people]
  5. disguised to [conceal] her [features, eyes]
  6. disguised his [intentions, true identity]
  7. trying (hard) to disguise my [disappointment, feelings]
  8. [couldn't, hard to, tried to] disguise my [disappointment]
  9. disguise the [facts, truth]
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