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cover up

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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycover up
he/she/itcovers up
present participlecovering up
past tensecovered up
past participlecovered up

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [transitive] same as cover1 (sense 1)
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to put more clothes or covers on your body, to hide it or keep it warm

    It’s freezing outside, so cover up.

    When dad saw my short skirt he told me to cover myself up.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to hide the truth about something by not telling what you know or by preventing other people from telling what they know

    It was a real scandal, but the school tried to cover the whole thing up.

    cover up for:

    He got his powerful friends to cover up for him.

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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