Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cover up (something)”

cover up (something)

verb phrasal verb with cover  /ˈkʌv·ər/ us  
to keep something unpleasant or illegal secret or hidden: He accused the police of covering up for each other. They’re trying to cover up the truth.
(Definition of cover up (something) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cover up (something)?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

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