Synonyms of cover in English:
7 if the sergeant wants to know where you are, I'll cover for you
give an alibi to, provide with an alibi, shield, protect
[Antonyms] give away
8 they could train an extra secretary to cover for others who are on holiday or sick leave
stand in for, fill in for, act as stand-in for, deputize for, act as deputy for, substitute for, act as substitute for, take over from, double for, be a substitute for;
replace, relieve, take the place of, act in place of, do duty for, do a locum for, be a locum for, sit in for, understudy;
hold the fort, step into the breach
North American informal pinch-hit for
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6 there is considerable game cover around the lake
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