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1. máscara (f) careta (f)
  • his mask had slipped (sentido figurado) se le había caído la máscara
transitive verb
2. enmascarar (conceal)
mask [mɑːsk]
1 (as disguise) also máscara (f); (just covering eyes and nose) antifaz (m)
the man in the mask produced a gun el hombre enmascarado or que llevaba la máscara sacó una pistola
his face was an expressionless mask
his talk is a mask for his ignorance habla para enmascarar su ignorancia
the gunman, whose mask had slipped, fled his mask of detachment cracked and she saw for an instant an angry and violent man the apparent indifference of such doctors may be a mask for their pain
2 (ornamental, ritual) máscara (f); careta (f)
an exhibition of African tribal masks actors wearing masks
3 (also face mask) (protective, cosmetic) mascarilla (f); (surgeon's) mascarilla (f); barbijo (m)
workers with safety equipment like gloves, masks, goggles they are cleaned by hygiene staff wearing masks and overalls many cyclists now wear face masks to filter the noxious exhaust fumes as the anesthetist puts the mask on the patient, I explain how we all wear masks in the operating room she wore a surgical mask and rubber gloves while she worked with the samples the mask leaves your complexion feeling soft and supple
4 (in baseball, fencing, ice-hockey) careta (f)
the catcher's mask used in baseball was invented by Fred W. Thayer
transitive verb
1 [+person, face] enmascarar
2 [+object] ocultar
a thick grey cloud masked the sun una nube espesa y gris ocultó el sol
3 [+taste, smell] enmascarar; [+truth, feelings, motives] ocultar; encubrir; [+effect of drug] enmascarar
the healthy trade figures mask a much gloomier picture Dena lit a cigarette, trying to mask her agitation they tended to mask their uncertainty with aggression she made little effort to mask her distaste too much salt masks the true flavour of the food why mask the superb taste of warm brown bread? high intakes of folic acid can mask a vitamin-B deficiency antibiotics tend to mask our need for recuperation
4 (during painting, spraying) cubrir
mask the area around the stencil in case the spray reaches the surrounding wallpaper
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