betray collocations and examples

 UK /bɪˈtreɪ/

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show something, give a sign of something, or make something known


Nouns frequently used as the object of betray
a fault: ignorance, inexperience, lack, misunderstanding, naivetySuch language is unhelpful and betrays a lack of understanding of the issues involved.a feeling: emotion, feeling, nervousnessHis hands twitched, betraying the nervousness which didn’t show in his voice.a secret: confidence, secretA charge of betraying navy secrets was made against him.
Nouns frequently used as the subject of betray
attitude, eye, face, tone, voiceHis beady eyes betrayed no hint of his emotions.
 
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