obscure verb

ADV. completely, totally | almost | largely | half, partially, partly, slightly, somewhat | deliberately All trace of his working-class background was deliberately obscured | easily Solo passages in this register are very easily obscured by other instruments.

VERB + OBSCURE serve to, tend to The emphasis on social integration often served to obscure the real differences within the community. | allow sth to

PREP. behind/beneath The moon was obscured behind a wall of cloud.

PHRASES obscure the fact that … These figures obscure the fact that a lot of older people live in great poverty. | obscure sth from view The house was obscured from view by a high hedge.