Meaning of “cover up (something)” in the English Dictionary

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cover up (something)

phrasal verb with cover us /ˈkʌv·ər/ verb

to keep something unpleasant or illegal secret or hidden:

He accused the police of covering up for each other.
They’re trying to cover up the truth.

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