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To cover something

cover

verb

to be on top of something

wrap

verb

to cover something by putting something such as paper or cloth round it

coat

verb

to cover something with a layer of a substance

smother

verb

to cover someone or something completely

bury

verb

to cover something with a layer or pile of things

insulate

verb

to cover something in order to prevent heat, cold, noise, or electricity from passing through it

blanket

verb

to cover something with a layer of something, for example snow

top

verb

to cover something with a layer of something else

crown

verb

to cover the top of something

recover

verb

to put a new cover on something

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