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cover

noun [U] (PROTECTION)    /ˈkʌv.ər/ US  //
C1 shelter or protection in an unpleasant or dangerous situation : We took cover from the storm in a bus shelter . The burglar broke into the house under cover of darkness .Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving plants , especially bushes , that are used as shelter by animals Safe and enclosed spaces protection by someone who has a gun : We needed more cover from the enemy aircraft .Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues C1 UK (US coverage) financial protection so that you get money if something bad happens : I've got £20,000 worth of cover for the contents of my house . Do you have cover for accidental damage ?Insurance
(Definition of cover noun (PROTECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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