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covering

noun

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1 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth
  • with the commotion on the dance floor as a covering, we were able to slip out undetected

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2 something that encloses another thing especially to protect it
  • the plastic coverings on lamp shades should be removed

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covering

verb
present participle of cover

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1 to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
  • a friend covered for me as a hospital volunteer while my family went on vacation

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2 to form a layer over
  • by morning a foot of snow covered the ground

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3 to place a protective layer over
  • better cover your skin with sunblock if you don't want a sunburn, not to mention skin cancer

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6 to make one's way through, across, or over
  • we usually manage to cover a lot of ground in a single day

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7 to pay continued close attention to (something) for a particular purpose
  • I'll cover the reception desk while you take a break

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8 to drive danger or attack away from
  • covered the wounded soldier until he could be rescued from the downed chopper

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The first known use of covering was in the 14th century

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“Covering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/covering. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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