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English definition of “cover”

cover

verb (GIVE PROTECTION)    /ˈkʌv.ər/ US  //
[T] to aim a gun or shoot at someone to try to stop them from shooting or escaping, or to protect someone else: The police officer was covered by her colleagues while she ran towards the gunman's hideout.GunsDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving [T] When soldiers or police officers cover a place such as a road or building, they are in a position from which they can watch and defend it: We've got all the exits covered, so they've no chance of escape.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of cover verb (GIVE PROTECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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