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cover sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with cover   /ˈkʌv.ər/ us    //
C2 to stop people discovering the truth about something bad: The company tried to cover up its employment of illegal immigrants.
Translations of “cover sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩蓋, 掩飾, 隱瞞…
in Russian прятать, скрывать…
in Turkish üstünü örtmek, kaplamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖, 掩饰, 隐瞒…
in Polish zasłaniać coś…
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