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/ mB:sk; ?@ mAsk; mAsk/ n 1 covering for the face, or part of it, worn as a disguise ; : a bank robber wearing a stocking mask . 2 (a) likeness of a face carved in wood, ivory, etc, or made of papier mache, plastic, card, etc ; : a child wearing a gorilla mask * an actor wearing the mask of tragedy, eg in Greek drama . (b) likeness of a face made by taking a mould in wax : a death mask, ie such a mould taken when a person is dead . 3 = gas mask. =>illus . 4 pad of sterile material worn over the mouth and nose, eg by doctors and nurses during a surgical operation, to protect against infection . =>illus . 5 (usu sing ) (fml fig , ) thing that hides the truth; pretence ; ; : Her sociable manner is really a mask for a very shy nature. ,  . * He conceals his worries behind a mask of nonchalance. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:52
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mask
/ mB:sk; ?@ mAsk; mAsk/ v [Tn] 1 cover (the face) with a mask; cover the face of (sb) with a mask ; : The thief masked his face with a stocking. . * a masked robber, woman, etc . 2 (fig ) conceal (sth); disguise ; : mask one's fear by a show of confidence * This perfume won't mask the unpleasant smell. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:52
mask
/ mB:sk; ?@ mAsk; mAsk/ v [Tn] 1 cover (the face) with a mask; cover the face of (sb) with a mask ; : The thief masked his face with a stocking. . * a masked robber, woman, etc . 2 (fig ) conceal (sth); disguise ; : mask one's fear by a show of confidence * This perfume won't mask the unpleasant smell. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:52

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