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covertly

[ koh-vert-lee, koh-vert- ]
/ ˈkoʊ vərt li, koʊˈvərt- /
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in a way that is concealed or disguised; secretly:The witness alleges that the FBI asked him to covertly record conversations with his boss in a bid to tie him to a criminal hacking conspiracy.

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