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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

cover English Thesaurus

Jack covered the children with the blanket

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

cover-up English Thesaurus

the other officers charged were mostly implicated in the cover-up rather than the massacre itself

cover-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

cloud cover British & World English

A mass of cloud covering all or most of the sky

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

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

fire cover British & World English

Rescue and support available to an area in the event of a fire occurring

front cover British & World English

The front part of the outer cover of a book or magazine

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

dividend cover British & World English

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

first-day cover British & World English

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

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 British & World English

From beginning to end of a book or magazine

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

cover for in cover British & World English

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

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 British & World English

Deal with something thoroughly

cover oneself in cover British & World English

Take precautionary measures so as to protect oneself against future blame or liability

ground1 British & World English

An area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought

take cover in cover British & World English

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

cost British & World English

An amount that has to be paid or spent to buy or obtain something


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