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cover–up

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noun cov·er–up \ˈkə-vər-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of cover–up

  • : a planned effort to hide a dishonest, immoral, or illegal act or situation

  • : an action or a way of behaving that is meant to prevent people from knowing about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cover–up

  1. 1 a :  a device or stratagem for masking or concealing <his garrulousness is a cover–up for insecurity> b :  a usually concerted effort to keep an illegal or unethical act or situation from being made public

  2. 2 :  a loose outer garment

1927

First Known Use of cover–up

1927


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