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cover British & World English

Put something on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it

air cover British & World English

Protection by aircraft for land-based or naval operations in war situations

cover-up British & World English

An attempt to prevent people discovering the truth about a serious mistake or crime

re-cover British & World English

Put a new cover or covering on

break cover in cover British & World English

Suddenly leave a place of shelter, especially vegetation, when being hunted or pursued

take cover in cover British & World English

Protect oneself from attack by ducking down into or under a shelter

under cover in cover British & World English

Under a roof or other shelter

break cover British & World English

Suddenly leave a place of shelter, especially vegetation, when being hunted or pursued

take cover British & World English

Protect oneself from attack by ducking down into or under a shelter

under cover British & World English

Under a roof or other shelter

cover crop British & World English

A crop grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil

cover drive British & World English

A drive past cover point

cover girl British & World English

A female model whose picture appears on magazine covers

cover glass British & World English

another term for coverslip.

cover note British & World English

A temporary certificate showing that a person has a current insurance policy

cover point British & World English

A fielding position a little in front of the batsman on the off side and halfway to the boundary

cover sheet British & World English

A page sent as the first page of a fax transmission, identifying the sender, number of pages, etc.

cover story British & World English

A magazine article that is illustrated or advertised on the front cover

cloud cover British & World English

A mass of cloud covering all or most of the sky

dust cover British & World English

A dust jacket or dust sheet

extra cover British & World English

A fielding position between cover point and mid-off but further from the wicket

gill cover British & World English

A flap of skin protecting a fish’s gills, typically stiffened by bony plates

loose cover British & World English

A removable fitted cloth cover for a chair or sofa

cover charge British & World English

A flat fee paid for admission to a restaurant, bar, club, etc.

ground cover British & World English

Low-growing, spreading plants that help to stop weeds growing

tonneau cover British & World English

A protective cover for the seats in an open car or cabin cruiser when they are not in use

cover one's back in cover British & World English

Foresee and avoid the possibility of attack or criticism

cover something up in cover British & World English

Try to hide the fact of illegal or illicit activity

dividend cover British & World English

The ratio of a company’s net profits to the total sum allotted in dividends to ordinary shareholders

cut-and-cover British & World English

A method of building a tunnel by making a cutting which is then lined and covered over

from cover to cover in cover British & World English

From beginning to end of a book or magazine

from cover to cover British & World English

From beginning to end of a book or magazine

cover one's position in cover British & World English

Purchase securities in order to be able to fulfil a commitment to sell

cover one's tracks in cover British & World English

Conceal evidence of one’s activities

under plain cover in cover British & World English

In an envelope or parcel without any marks to identify the sender

cover one's back British & World English

Foresee and avoid the possibility of attack or criticism

cover one's tracks British & World English

Conceal evidence of one’s activities

under plain cover British & World English

In an envelope or parcel without any marks to identify the sender

cover something up British & World English

Try to hide the fact of illegal or illicit activity

first-day cover British & World English

An envelope bearing a stamp or set of stamps postmarked on their day of issue

cover for in cover British & World English

Disguise the illicit absence or wrongdoing of (someone) in order to spare them punishment

cover the waterfront in cover British & World English

Cover every aspect of something

cover one's position British & World English

Purchase securities in order to be able to fulfil a commitment to sell

cover the waterfront British & World English

Cover every aspect of something

under separate cover British & World English

In a separate envelope

cover all the bases in cover British & World English

Deal with something thoroughly


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