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
Full Definition of cover–up
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 : a loose outer garment
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Rhymes with cover–up
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