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cov·er-up

or cov·er·up (kŭv′ər-ŭp′)
n.
1. An effort or strategy of concealment, especially a planned effort to prevent something potentially scandalous from becoming public.
2. A loose garment for wear over other clothing, such as a swimsuit or an evening dress.

cover-up

n
concealment or attempted concealment of a mistake, crime, etc
vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to cover completely
2. (when: intr, often foll by for) to attempt to conceal (a mistake or crime): she tried to cover up for her friend.
3. (Boxing) (intr) boxing to defend the body and head with the arms

cov′er-up`



n.
1. any action, stratagem, or other means of concealing or preventing investigation or exposure.
2. any of various women's outer garments, as a loose blouse or caftan.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cover-up - concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming publiccover-up - concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public
concealing, hiding, concealment - the activity of keeping something secret
blue wall, blue wall of silence, wall of silence - the secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers; "the blue wall cracked when some officers refused to take part in the cover-up"

cover-up

noun concealment, conspiracy, whitewash (informal), complicity, front, smoke screen, smoke and mirrors He denied there'd been any cover-up of the fraud.
Translations

cover-up

[ˈkʌvərʌp] Nencubrimiento m
there's been a cover-upestán tratando de encubrir el asunto

cover-up

nVertuschung f, → Verschleierung f; the Watergate cover-updie Vertuschung von Watergate

cover-up

[ˈkʌvərˌʌp] noccultamento (di informazioni)

cover

(ˈkavə) verb
1. to put or spread something on, over or in front of. They covered (up) the body with a sheet; My shoes are covered in paint.
2. to be enough to pay for. Will 10 dollars cover your expenses?
3. to travel. We covered forty miles in one day.
4. to stretch over a length of time etc. His diary covered three years.
5. to protect. Are we covered by your car insurance?
6. to report on. I'm covering the race for the local newspaper.
7. to point a gun at. I had him covered.
noun
1. something which covers, especially a cloth over a table, bed etc. a table-cover; a bed-cover; They replaced the cover on the manhole.
2. something that gives protection or shelter. The soldiers took cover from the enemy gunfire; insurance cover.
3. something that hides. He escaped under cover of darkness.
ˈcoverage (-ridʒ) noun
1. the amount of protection given by insurance. insurance coverage.
2. the extent of the inclusion of items in a news report etc. The TV coverage of the Olympic Games was extensive.
ˈcovering noun
My car has a covering of dirt.
ˈcover-girl noun
a girl pictured on a magazine cover.
ˈcover story noun
the main story in a magazine that goes with a picture on the front cover.
ˈcover-up noun
an attempt to hide or conceal (something illegal or dishonest).
References in periodicals archive ?
My film sets out to show how the cover-up was done.
THE extent and increasing globalised problem of paedophile priests and the institutional cover-up is now such an imminent bubbling tsunami that even most Catholics want the truth.
Harris quickly seemed to realize that cover-up was not the way to go, and in an about-face told People magazine that he was indeed a "content gay man.
Vicky Pepys investigates fashion's big summer cover-up.
The writer in The Orator suggests that a widespread cover-up is taking place because almost nothing has appeared in the press, and there is a "gag" order on current court actions.
Richards, 46, was found to be at the centre of a cover-up over the incident and was also found to have been involved in four similar cover-ups, hence the severity of his punishment, which applies to ERC-organised tournaments but which the ERC will request is extended worldwide.
Excluding arrested former top executives, Mitsubishi Fuso has condemned a total of 29 executives and subordinates who played a role in cover-up cases.
Cover It Up or Show It Off - Women prefer t-shirts and shorts as a swimsuit cover-up (30 percent), followed by a tunic (17 percent), sarong (16 percent), pareo (15 percent) or casual dress (12 percent).
May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Malibu Dream Girl announced today the acquisition of privately-held Dotti, the premier cover-up brand in the swimwear industry.
As the cover-up is now at least 40 years old it is unlikely that any of the scientists are around to answer for their crimes.
TEPCO), Hiroshi Araki and Nobuya Minami, said they will resign to take responsibility for the company's cover-up of defects at nuclear plants and punish 33 executives and senior officials at the company in relation to the cover-ups.
TEPCO) is considering punishing around 10 executives, including a managing director, by demoting them or cutting their pay over a damage cover-up scandal, company sources said Thursday.