Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ˈkʌvə(r)/

Translation of cover in French:


  • 2 (shelter) abri (m) to take cover se mettre à l'abri under cover à l'abri


  • 1 [gen], couvrir (with avec); recouvrir [cushion, sofa, surface, person, cake] (with de)
  • 3 (insure) assurer, couvrir (for, against contre pour faire) (for doing pour faire)

Phrasal verbs

cover for

remplacer [employee]

cover up

to cover up for couvrir [friend]
cover [sth] up recouvrir [object]; dissimuler [mistake, truth]; étouffer [scandal]

Definition of cover in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day chef-d'œuvre
Pronunciation: ʃeɪ ˈdəːvr(ə)
a masterpiece