to cover up; to close; to surprise

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兵来将挡,水来土掩 兵來將擋,水來土掩 bing1 lai2 jiang4 dang3 - shui3 lai2 tu3 yan3
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action; to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation

不加掩饰 不加掩飾 bu4 jia1 yan3 shi4

东掩西遮 東掩西遮 dong1 yan3 xi1 zhe1
to cover up the truth on all sides (idiom)

后掩蔽 後掩蔽 hou4 yan3 bi4
backward masking

瑕不掩瑜 瑕不掩瑜 xia2 bu4 yan3 yu2
lit. a blemish does not obscure jade's luster; the pros outweigh the cons (idiom)

掩蔽 掩蔽 yan3 bi4
shelter; screen; cover; protection

掩藏 掩藏 yan3 cang2
hidden; covered; concealed

掩耳 掩耳 yan3 er3
to refuse to listen

掩耳盗铃 掩耳盜鈴 yan3 er3 dao4 ling2
lit. to cover one's ears whilst stealing a bell; to deceive oneself; to bury one's head in the sand (idiom)

掩盖 掩蓋 yan3 gai4
to conceal; to hide behind; to cover up

掩护 掩護 yan3 hu4
to screen; to shield; to cover; protection; cover

掩埋 掩埋 yan3 mai2
to bury

掩面而泣 掩面而泣 yan3 mian4 er2 qi4
to bury one's head in one's hands and weep (idiom)

掩人耳目 掩人耳目 yan3 ren2 er3 mu4
to fool people (idiom); to pull the wool over people's eyes

掩杀 掩殺 yan3 sha1
to make a surprise attack; to pounce on (an enemy)

掩饰 掩飾 yan3 shi4
to cover up; to conceal; to mask; to gloss over

掩体 掩體 yan3 ti3
bunker (military)

掩样法 掩樣法 yan3 yang4 fa3

掩映 掩映 yan3 ying4
hidden from view; alternately hidden and visible; setting off each other

遮掩 遮掩 zhe1 yan3
to cover; to mask; to cover up or conceal (the truth etc)

遮遮掩掩 遮遮掩掩 zhe1 zhe1 yan3 yan3
to be secretive; to try to cover up (idiom)