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A thing which lies on, over, or around something, especially in order to protect or conceal it
“He gently flipped the cover of the gold box, revealing an azure light emanating from within.”
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Something that encloses another thing, especially to protect it
“Your new camera comes with a protective cover.”
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Shelter or protection sought by people in danger
“Fortunately, I had an umbrella with me to provide cover from the rain.”
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A thick protective outer part or page of a book or magazine
“The splendid cover of the book is evocative of a magical escape.”
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Undergrowth or trees, especially when used as a shelter or camouflage
“Dutch was determined to slay the ugly predator hiding in the cover of the Central American jungle.”
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An activity or organization used as a means of concealing an illegal or secret activity
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“Heisenberg ran a car wash as a cover for his money-laundering operation.”
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Protection by insurance against liability, loss, or accident
“I need to call the insurance company to get some cover for my new car.”
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A (usually thick) layer or deposit of material
“Fedor Zan led the way into the pine forest, trudging briskly through the thick cover of snow.”
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Someone or something replaces another, sometimes temporarily
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“We will need to find a cover for your shifts before we can approve your leave.”
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(the covers) A blanket or bedspread
“I hid in my bed, safe beneath the covers and surrounded by pillows.”
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A wrapper used to enclose documents
“The report will be sent to you under separate cover.”
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An excuse or pretext to avoid a commitment or responsibility
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Something designed to mislead to divert intention
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A screen for a window, especially one on a roller or made of slats
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A covering for the head and neck with an opening for the face
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A thing that includes or contains many different elements or parts
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Comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight
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Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive
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A tarp, a heavy, waterproof sheet of material, often cloth, used as a cover or blanket
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Cover
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Items of cutlery, crockery and glassware, and sometimes a place mat, arranged for a person at a dining table
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A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth
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A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions so it doesn't cause glare by shining directly in one's eyes
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A version of a song that is a rerecording of that song by a different artist
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An item of clothing
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A thin, flat piece of material made of cloth, paper, metal, etc.
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The external covering at the top of a building
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The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification
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A piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point
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A place to hide
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Protection
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Land unit measurement
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A large sheet that is draped over furniture to protect it from dust
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An area with a large number of trees
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A small piece of fabric stuck to the skin in order to temporarily cover a small wound
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The top layer (of something)
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A scarf-like garment, often made of fur
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Domed building or tent
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Coverup person
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A protective table mat, usually heat-resistant, for a single setting of plates and dishes
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An object for holding or transporting something
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A room or rooms rented out to someone, usually in the same residence as the owner
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A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated
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A vitreous substance fused on to the surface of pottery to form an impervious decorative coating
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(figuratively or literally) A stain, smudge or blot
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To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
Cover the turkey with a lid or foil, then roast it in the oven for three hours.”
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To submerge something in
“Cover the saucepan with a lid and gently swirl to help cover the chicken in the caramel.”
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To hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
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“Rachel nervously laughed to cover her dismay and embarrassment at having been wrong about Don for over two years.”
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To include or comprise of, as part of a whole
“This project will cover all buildings and structures currently used to house, support, and maintain NAS facilities and systems.”
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To report on in published media
“News networks across the country would cover the controversial event in great detail.”
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To explore or examine a given topic or subject
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“The upcoming report will cover the current financial health of the company.”
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To act or serve as a substitute, usually temporarily
“Two deputy headteachers at the school will cover for Mr. Richards until a replacement is appointed.”
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To travel across a given area
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“Within a month or so of our travels, we would cover most of the region.”
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To envelop in a layer of something
“Our crops could not grow adequately because of excess dirt that would cover the seeds.”
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To create or form a layer over
“The cold wind blew and snow would soon cover the fields.”
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To sprinkle a layer over
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“Once you have piped all of the buttercream on, cover the cake with some more Funfetti Sprinkles and enjoy!”
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To be inclusive of after payment of an agreed amount of money or funds
“Fees will cover the costs of administration and advice given throughout your application process.”
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To provide insurance for
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“Many insurers will still cover you for existing conditions but only under certain caveats.”
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To give an alibi to
“I'll cover for you if anyone comes looking for you. Now get out of here!”
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To apply a veneer or layer to
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To prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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To apply a substance to a surface
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Gradually spread through or over
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To cover, fasten, strap or bind with a bandage
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To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.
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To cover something with paving slabs
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Decorate or adorn brightly or festively
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To address or discuss as a subject
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To remove completely, leaving no trace
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To fulfill a desire, demand or need
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To cover an expense
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To apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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To fill or take up (a space or time)
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To fix or repair something
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To keep within a structure or container
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To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
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To confine or shut away
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To suggest or involve as a necessary consequence
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(speak of) To mention or discuss in speech or writing
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To cover completely with water
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To keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
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To keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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To extend or spread over an area or period of time
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To subject to a chemical or industrial process
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To place into the ground or soil to grow
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To conceal or disguise one's true feelings or beliefs