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English definition of “cover your tracks”

cover your tracks

to do things that hide your activities from other people, so that they cannot find out what you have been doing: He transferred money illegally into his own account, and then tried to cover his tracks by destroying the computer records.
(Definition of cover your tracks from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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