Translation of cover in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1Example sentences1.2
(over tennis court, vehicle)(for cushion, sofa, typewriter)(for book, notebook)also: bed coverExample sentences1.3
- Manhole covers have been sealed, sight-lines checked and staff vetted.
- Light shone through the holes in the manhole covers.
- Attempts from the council to board them up and drill holes in the covers to let water flow through have failed.
also: covers plural(bedclothes) See examples: the coverslas mantaslas cobijas (Latin America)las frazadas (Latin America)
- With either system, deep rubber floormats and coated vinyl seat covers are included to protect the interior from muddy riders.
- The unit is fantastic for shirts, duvet covers and bedspreads and uses only 2.4 feet of space.
- ‘If we put covers on before it's totally thawed out, the covers basically protect the frost,’ he said.
- 2 countable 2.1also: front coverback cover hard/soft coversto read something from cover to covertapas duras/blandas(before noun) cover price 2.2 (envelope, package) See examples: under separate cover under plain coverleer algo de cabo a raboen sobre sin membrete
- 3 3.1 uncountable (shelter, protection) See examples: to take coverwe took cover from the rain in a barnguarecerseponerse a cubiertoto run for covernos guarecimos de la lluvia en un granerounder cover of darkness o nightcorrer a guarecerse or a ponerse a cubiertoto give somebody cover (Military)al abrigo or amparo de la oscuridad or de la nocheair cover (Military)cubrir a alguiento break covercobertura (feminine) aérea3.2 uncountable (of vegetation) See examples: this plant provides good ground coversalir al descubierto3.3 countable or uncountable the bar served as a cover for illegal activitiesesta planta cubre rápidamente el terrenoto blow o break somebody's coverel bar servía de tapadera or de pantalla para negocios ilegalesdesenmascarar a alguienExample sentences
- Her commercial work includes newspaper and magazine features and book covers.
- The young man made his way as illustrator for book covers and magazines.
- Almost all of his work from then on was for magazine covers and book illustrations.
- At that time, the intelligence services used cover organizations to ask him to write about China.
- He also helped cover of scams and spy on the respective people of Versanalus.
- It is difficult to see how such cover can work at all if a fronting company alone is the reinsured.
- 4 uncountable (Finance) 4.1(insurance) (British English)the policy provides third-party coverto take out cover against somethingla póliza cubre contra terceros4.2asegurarse contra algo(in banking)Example sentences
- We would require some indemnity from them to cover us from liability.
- But did you know that if you are planning to rent out your property, you need extra insurance cover?
- Many reception venues will insist that couples have adequate insurance cover before they will hire out their rooms.
- 5 uncountable (reserve duty) See examples: volunteers provide cover for the firemenun cuerpo de voluntarios suple a los bomberos cuando es necesario
- 7 countable (Music)(of a song)Example sentences
- A tired old boy band singing a cover version of a song that was rubbish anyway?
- Good, bad or just plain wrong, If I see a cover version of a song I know, I have to have it.
- Is it, therefore, a coincidence that their biggest hit so far is essentially a cover version; albeit a cheeky one?
- 1 1.1 (overlay) ivy covers the wallsthey covered the walls with slogansla hiedra cubre las paredeshe covered himself with glory [literary]llenaron or cubrieron las paredes de pintadasto be coveredse cubrió de gloria
insomethingshe was covered in paintestar cubierto dealgoeverything was covered in o with dustestaba cubierta de pintura1.2todo estaba cubierto or lleno de polvo(hole/saucepan)Example sentences1.3
(cushion)ponerle una funda a(book)1.4 covered marketmercado (masculine) cubierto
- The front windows were covered with a series of green shutters to keep the afternoon sun from pouring into them.
- The rest of his crop is covered with conventional white canopy to protect it from the fierce westerlies common in the area.
- The front of the enclosure is covered with a panel that is as thick as the rest of the casing.
- 2 2.1 (extend over)(area/floor)(page)2.2 (travel, traverse) we covered 200km a dayrecorrimos 200km por díaExample sentences2.3 (operate over)
- Communication and travel was slow, ships and messages took years to travel the distances covered.
- If you do five rides a week for 100 miles, try covering the same distance in just three rides one week.
- DO YOU know that the train that covers the longest distance passes through Ernakulam on Thursdays and Fridays?
- Moreover, the chapter covers all service areas not specifically excluded - a very wide brush indeed.
- Wind farms, distributed across good locations to cover a service area, can be up and running in a year.
- Enhanced services will cover areas such as minor surgery or improving access to patients.
- The Dinaric Alps that cover this area also extend southward into Serbia and Montenegro.
- Our geographic district has been extended so that we cover an area at least double the previous size.
- If it could be assembled on the ground it would cover an area as large as two football fields.
- 3 3.1 (deal with)(syllabus)(topic)(eventuality)this case is not covered by existing legislation3.2 (report on) (Journalism)la legislación vigente no contempla este casoExample sentences
Example sentences3.3 (apply to) (Law)this legislation only covers large companies
- Several special issues covering important subjects were published during that period.
- In summary, this book covers a very important subject.
- Other courses cover issues that are important for all aspects of humanitarian work.
esta legislación solo afecta or se aplica a las empresas grandesExample sentences
- Reporters covering traumatic events can take some steps of their own.
- Reporters, however, cover meetings only when there is the promise of something newsworthy.
- The timing will also offer opportunities to meet with BBC reporters in the area covering the elections.
- The law covers anybody who misbehaves criminally.
- It sounds rather tied to this particular case, rather than every case covered by the rule.
- The rules cover employees on contracts for a fixed term or task.
- 4 4.1 (hide) she covered her ears/eyesto cover one's headse tapó los oídos/ojos4.2 (mask)cubrirse (la cabeza)(surprise/ignorance)Example sentences
- It was almost as if he was putting on a mask or disguise to cover his sorrow.
- The words were covered by the heavy sounds of cheers and the banging of the bass drum.
- I knew that the sounds of the waters and the night noises would cover my quiet words.
- The original yellow paint covers the lower forty-nine inches of the left side.
- It was painted a horrible cream colour completely covering the beautiful old brickwork.
- And, finally, do the trim so that any paint that accidentally gets on the trim can be covered.
- 5 5.1 (guard, protect) we have all the exits coveredI'll keep you coveredtenemos todas las salidas cubiertas5.2 (point gun at)yo te cubrowe've got you covered!apuntarle a¡te tenemos encañonado!¡te estamos apuntando!Example sentences5.3 (Sport)
- He could only watch with an impressed look and cover her with his gun.
- John moved for his gun, but Silas was already covering him.
- Jim took two quick steps backwards, trying to cover Diana with the gun and keep from losing sight of Harry.
- Ironically, Dailly had been trying to shepherd the ball clear as he covered behind Elliott.
- Henderson took the sting off his close-range effort and Bower was covering behind him to clear off the line.
- In case of a mismatch where a smaller defender must cover a taller player, a teammate should collapse to help.
- If this happens, you need to look for the player your team mate was covering, and now you cover that player.
- If the back defenders are covering the middle player, either or both of your sideline girls are open.
- The batter hits a ground ball to shortstop, who tosses the ball to the second baseman covering the bag for a force out.
- We had first, second and third bases covered, plus a pitcher and a catcher.
- The judge seems to have covered all of his bases in this decision, making it difficult to overturn.
- 6 (Finance) 6.1 (pay for, meet)(costs/expenses)(liabilities)will $100 cover it?hacer frente a6.2 (insurance) the policy covers you against all risks¿alcanzará con 100 dólares?to be covered against somethingesta póliza lo cubre contra todo tipo de riesgosestar asegurado contra algoExample sentences
- This way they earn enough money to cover most of the cost of both steers.
- When wages barely cover living costs, the working classes cannot fund the whims and fancies of politicians forever.
- Hopefully, with two and a half days work last week I made enough money to cover my costs.
- We are still the only industrial nation whose citizens are not all covered by health insurance.
- One complication here is that you may be covered by insurance for some situations.
- Taxpayers who itemize can deduct disaster losses not covered by insurance or federal aid.
- 8 (Agriculture)(bull/stallion)Example sentences
- Fortunately, we found this out before the stallion commenced covering mares from September 1 and saved many breeders from disappointment.
- When a small breeder wishes to have his mare covered by a top stallion, he will pay top dollar for the privilege.
- Molony wants stallion owners to reduce the number of mares each sire covers and to be more selective.
- 9 (Music)(song)Example sentences
- He's also been listening to the Bunnymen, even covering one of their songs in live sets.
- It's tempting to think of this song as Marc Jordan covering a Rod Stewart song, but this, in fact, is the original.
- There have also been some big bands that have covered Last Resort songs.
- 1.1 (deputize) See examples:to cover
forsomebody1.2 (conceal truth) See examples:to coversustituir or suplir a alguien forsomebodyencubrir a alguienExample sentences
- An appropriate punishment for having covered for the president would have been four more years of cleaning up after him.
- Like today, I almost got punished for covering for Matt.
- And what charges will you make against a president who so obviously covered for his consigliere all this time?
- All lessons are being covered either by supply teachers or staff covering for colleagues.
- He was covering for a colleague when the attack happened.
- Over the next two years it will limit teachers to spending only 38 hours a year covering for absent colleagues.
- → cover over 1
- 1.1 (roof) 1.2 (conceal)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (cover completely) 1.2 (conceal)
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