Definition of cover-up in English:


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1An attempt to prevent people discovering the truth about a serious mistake or crime: they claim he did not gun down the president and insist there was a cover-up
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  • For them, the cover-up of serious crimes is a way of life, a feature of their everyday business.
  • Her crime was to attempt a cover-up of something that wasn't a crime.
  • She refused to apologise on behalf of her Department and denied any attempt at a cover-up or bid to suppress the news.
whitewash, concealment, deception, suppression, false front, facade, veneer, pretext;
2A loose outer garment, as worn over a swimsuit or exercise outfit.
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  • She ended up wearing swimsuit cover-ups instead.
  • The beloved long pareo, the swimsuit cover-up of choice for so many years, has shrunk to next to nothing.
  • I can't believe it's a coincidence that women designers have led us towards this long-overdue cover-up.

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