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cover up (something)

Definition of cover up (something)

  1. 1 :  to cover (oneself)with something (such as clothing or a blanket) for the sake of modesty <She quickly covered herself up.>

  2. 2 :  to place something over (someone or something) <The police had covered the corpse up with a blanket.>

  3. 3 :  to prevent people from learning the truth about (something, such as a crime) :  to hide (something) <They tried to cover up the crime/mistake/problem/scandal.> <I think they stole the money and then lied about it to cover up their guilt.>



Word by Word Definitions

coverplay
  1. :  to guard from attack

    :  to have within the range of one's guns :  command

    :  to hold within range of an aimed firearm

  1. :  something that protects, shelters, or guards: as

    :  natural shelter for an animal

    :  the factors that provide such shelter

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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