Definition of 'clandestine'
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Last year he ended a clandestine relationship, but still dreams of finding true love. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There's also a guest house for clandestine night-time affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some of the longtime members began organizing clandestine meetings to discuss grievances. Christianity Today (2000)So began a series of clandestine meetings. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Once upon a time a clandestine meeting was difficult to arrange. The Sun (2013)His work was often clandestine and risky. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She left a note claiming he had clandestine affairs with two women but cops found no evidence of that. The Sun (2009)It has a record of clandestine operations in this field which reflects its investigative skill as well as its military role. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Last year he ended a clandestine relationship, but still dreams of finding true love. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He recently ended a clandestine relationship, but still dreams of finding true love. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As with most clandestine meetings about radioactive waste, something went wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A divorced couple begin a clandestine affair. The Sun (2011)I arranged clandestine meetings with whistleblowers and spoke to witnesses the police had ignored. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In 1976 he went freelance but continued his contacts and clandestine operations with the agency until he was driven out into the cold and arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The couple flirted openly in front of each other in the their Whitehall office but few people knew that they were engaged in a clandestine relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The police chief of Dubai said that the suspects would not have dared to use American passports for the clandestine operation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A divorced couple are reunited at their son's college graduation, and begin a clandestine affair. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'clandestine'
British English: clandestine ADJECTIVE
Something that is clandestine is hidden or kept secret, often because it is illegal.
...their clandestine meetings.
Definition of clandestine from the Collins English Dictionary
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