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conceal (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To hide someone or something from someone or something. If you conceal him from the authorities, you might end up getting arrested yourself. We need to conceal this from mom and dad so that we don't get in trouble.
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conceal someone or something from someone or something

to hide someone or something from someone or something. Are you trying to conceal something from me? I cannot conceal Roger from the police. Wecould notconceal the present from mom.
See also: conceal
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She was charged with two further counts of concealing the birth of a child following the discovery of babies' remains in two attics earlier this year.
Razor blades hidden in tennis shoes, an artificial leg concealing a bayonet, and a handgun taped to the side of a similarly-shaped drill are among the weapons some passengers in the US have tried to carry on board flights recently.
The Concealed Weapons Vests from CampCo feature 21 pockets, many of them oversized for concealing firearms, ammo and other valuables.
Atnip also is accused of helping to hide Frankel's anonymous ownership of the insurance companies and allegedly concealing that Frankel secretly operated LNS Inc., the brokerage firm to which all of the insurance assets were sent and then allegedly stolen.
Ando has created an enduring frame for an icon of fashion and a stage for its votaries, while cleverly concealing the private domain of staff and buyers.
Civil War (1861-65), common spy practices included concealing tiny photos of military camps inside coins and toting miniature guns inside rings.
The back pass (A to B) is the key to concealing the point of attack.
The back pass (pass three) is best delivered at an angle, concealing the point of attack.
The Mormon senator proceeds to try to destroy Fonda, but ends up destroying himself when it's revealed that he had a lie of his own he'd been concealing: During the war, he'd had a homosexual fling.
Smith's fraud was uncovered after she had a nervous breakdown from the continuous pressure of concealing her activities.
Parents had vested interests in concealing their own misconduct, adds Lewis, and in several cases cooperated with the prosecution, testified against their own children or urged the judge to impose a death sentence.