disguise (someone or something) as (someone or something)

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disguise (someone or something) as (someone or something)

To cause someone or something to look or seem like someone or something else. Unless you plan to disguise yourself as a potted plant, there's no way you'll be able to sit in on that meeting. I think that statement was just anger disguised as sarcasm.
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disguise someone or something as someone or something

to dress or make someone up to appear to be someone or something. We disguised the child as a witch. We disguised Gerald as a pumpkin.
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References in classic literature ?
Again, there is a composite kind of recognition involving false inference on the part of one of the characters, as in the Odysseus Disguised as a Messenger.
It was at Wake Robin Lodge that Avis Everhard later lived for short periods, when, disguised as an agent-provocateur of the Iron Heel, she was enabled to play with impunity her part among men and events.
Lewis Dungey, 22, from Hemlington, was caught with a pepper spray disguised as a pen.
A WOMAN has admitted possessing a firearm disguised as a torch.
There are guns disguised as beepers and cell phones, plastic knives shaped like credit cards, stun guns in the form of pens and flashlights, even blowgun flutes and condom garrotes.
Of course, when you have a meddler like the Duke around (he has returned to Vienna disguised as a friar), who else needs to do anything anyway?
But after skimming millions of dollars, he and family members thought, of a better use for the hidden loot: It would be funneled back to Crazy Eddie's disguised as revenue.
Guns are also being carried disguised as lipsticks, screwdrivers, cigarette packets and lighters.
KNIVES disguised as credit cards, pens and lipsticks are to be banned, the Government said last night.
In so doing, Celadon (who passes the greater part of the narrative disguised as "Alexis") sees his life intertwine with those of myriad shepherds, druids, knights and noble women (nymphes, as they are called in this matriarchal order) who are almost all in search of love and stability.
No longer disguised as a man, but instead displayed as a specimen of Victorian femininity, Ellen was "exhibited" to British Victorian sentiments in the service of abolition.
Julia, upon arrival in Milan, appears "in boy's clothes," disguised as "youth" Sebastian, following, as "servant," her faithless Proteus.
Disguises: Lives in Switzerland, disguised as a banker.
The characters, from the spirited Viola, the woman disguised as a man, to the arrogant Malvolio, the retainer who becomes the butt of the household's cruel joke, may be among the most original in Shakespeare's canon.