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A thing used to protect, decorate, or conceal something else
“I was wearing a short covering of some kind that covered my chest and lower body.”
A layer of something that covers something else
“Several layers of filmy covering met her eyes, and through this her hands weaved carefully.”
“Include a covering letter with your CV.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to submerge something in
“Cover the saucepan with a lid and gently swirl to help cover the chicken in the caramel.”
Present participle for to keep secret or shut off from view
“Rachel nervously laughed to cover her dismay and embarrassment at having been wrong about Don for over two years.”
Present participle for to include or deal with
“This course will cover the theory of songwriting as applied by the most successful songwriters in the business.”
Present participle for to report or describe in published writing
“News networks across the country would cover the controversial event in great detail.”
Present participle for to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
“Two deputy head teachers at the school will cover for Mr Richards until a replacement is appointed.”
Present participle for to travel across a given area
“Within a month or so of our travels, we would cover most of the region.”
Present participle for to envelop in a layer of something
“Our crops could not grow adequately because of excess dirt that would cover the seeds.”
Present participle for to form a layer over
“The cold wind blew and soon snow would cover the fields.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to provide insurance for
“Many insurers will still cover you for existing conditions, but under certain caveats.”
Present participle for 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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