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Từ điển Oxford Learners Wordfinder Dictionary
hugger-mugger


I - noun
a state of confusion
- he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance
Derivationally related forms:
hugger mugger
Hypernyms:
confusion

II - adjective
1. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
- clandestine intelligence operations
- cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
- hole-and-corner intrigue
- secret missions
- a secret agent
- secret sales of arms
- surreptitious mobilization of troops
- an undercover investigation
- underground resistance
Syn:
clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, secret,
surreptitious, undercover, underground
Similar to:
covert
Derivationally related forms:
underground (for: underground)
2. in utter disorder
- a disorderly pile of clothes
Syn:
disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvy
Similar to:
untidy
Derivationally related forms:
topsy-turvyness (for: topsy-turvy), disorderliness (for: disorderly)

III - adverb
in secrecy
- they did it all hugger-mugger

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