What does "socapado" mean ?

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I found the following sentence in a newspaper:
Todo esto sin embargo, y que además parece estar socapado desde el mismo gobierno, .............

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updated AGO 24, 2009
posted by ian-hill

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I have never heard the word before, but it is a perfectly logical verb, constructed using a very "castizo" "socapa" (bajo la capa), and with an easy meaning to guess.

socapa
1. f. Pretexto fingido o aparente que se toma para disfrazar la verdadera intención con que se hace algo.
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updated AGO 24, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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socapar v. tr. **BOL., ECUAD., MÿX.: ** Disimular u ocultar las faltas ajenas para que no haya castigo

I was just going to say that was a typo or something, jeje, I don't know the word.

updated JUN 18, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Ian:

I Googled 'socapada? and found, at,

http://es.thefreedictionary.com/socapada

socapar v. tr. BOL., ECUAD., MÿX.: Disimular u ocultar las faltas ajenas para que no haya castigo

At my low level of Spanish, I had to run the definition through SD,com's translator to try to understand it.

I'll leave you to do the same because you are likely to have a better understanding of it than anything I try to repeat to you.

Best regards

Moe

To disguise or hide the faults of others so that there is no punishment.

updated JUN 18, 2009
posted by Nathaniel
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Ian:
I Googled 'socapada? and found, at,

http://es.thefreedictionary.com/socapada

socapar v. tr. BOL., ECUAD., MÿX.: Disimular u ocultar las faltas ajenas para que no haya castigo

At my low level of Spanish, I had to run the definition through SD,com's translator to try to understand it.

I'll leave you to do the same because you are likely to have a better understanding of it than anything I try to repeat to you.

Best regards

Moe

updated JUN 18, 2009
posted by Moe
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I found the following sentence in a newspaper:

Todo esto sin embargo, y que además parece estar socapado desde el mismo gobierno, .............

socapa [so-cah'-pah]
noun
1. Pretext, pretence. (f)A socapa -> on presence, under color

It could mean directed towards... maybe'

updated JUN 18, 2009
posted by Nathaniel