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cover

Synonyms of cover in English:

verb

  • 1 she covered her face with a towel
    protect, shield, shelter;
    hide, conceal, veil
    [Antonyms] expose, reveal
  • 2 his car was covered in mud
    cake, coat, encrust, plaster, smother, daub, bedaub
  • 3 snow covered the fields
    blanket, overlay, overspread, carpet, coat
    literary mantle
  • 4 a course covering all aspects of the business
    deal with, consider, take in, include, involve, comprise, incorporate, embrace
  • 5 the trial was covered by several newspapers
    report on, write about, describe, commentate on, publish/broadcast details of
  • 6 he turned on the radio to cover the noise of the air conditioner
    mask, disguise, hide, camouflage, muffle, block out, stifle, smother
  • 7 I'm covering for Jill
    stand in for, fill in for, deputize for, take over from, relieve, take the place of, sit in for, understudy, hold the fort
    informal sub for, pinch-hit for
  • 8 can you make enough to cover your costs?
    pay (for), be enough for, fund, finance;
    pay back, make up for, offset
  • 9 your home is covered against damage and loss
    insure, protect, secure, underwrite, assure, indemnify
  • 10 we covered ten miles each day
    travel, journey, go, do, traverse
  • noun

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  • 1 a protective cover a manhole cover See covering (sense 1) of the noun)
  • 2 a book cover
    binding, jacket, dust jacket, dust cover, wrapper
  • 3 (covers) she pulled the covers over her head
  • 4 a thick cover of snow
  • 5 panicking onlookers ran for cover
    shelter, protection, refuge, sanctuary, haven, hiding place
  • 6 there is considerable game cover around the lake
    undergrowth, vegetation, greenery, woodland, trees, bushes, brush, scrub, plants;
    covert, thicket, copse
  • 7 the company was a cover for an international swindle
    front, facade, smokescreen, screen, blind, camouflage, disguise, mask, cloak
  • 8 on weekends there's a cover to get in the bar
    cover charge, entry charge, entrance fee, admission charge, price of admission
  • Phrases

    cover up

    1
    they allegedly tried to cover up the accidental shooting
    conceal, hide, keep secret, hush up, draw a veil over, suppress, sweep under the carpet, gloss over, keep dark
    informal whitewash, keep a/the lid on

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