Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “cover for someone/something”

cover for someone/something

phrasal verb with cover    /ˈkʌv·ər/ verb
to provide an excuse for someone, or an explanation for something that has gone wrong : She would cover for her brothers when they came in late.
(Definition of cover for someone/something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cover for someone/something

Word of the Day

cookery

the skill or activity of preparing and cooking food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More