Meaning of “cover for someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"cover for someone/something" in American English

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cover for someone/something

phrasal verb with cover us /ˈkʌv·ər/ verb

to provide an excuse for someone, or an explanation for something that has gone wrong:

She would cover for her brothers when they came in late.

(Definition of “cover for someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)