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Meaning of “cover your tracks” in the English Dictionary

"cover your tracks" in British English

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cover your tracks

to ​hide or ​destroy the things that show where you have been or what you have been doing: Roberts ​covered his ​tracks by ​throwing the ​knife in the ​river.
(Definition of cover your tracks from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cover your tracks" in American English

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cover your tracks

to do things that ​hideyouractivities from other ​people, so that they cannot ​find out what you have been doing: He ​transferredmoneyillegally into his own ​account, and then ​tried to cover his ​tracks by ​destroying the ​computerrecords.
(Definition of cover your tracks from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cover your tracks”
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖行踪或所做的事的痕迹…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩飾行蹤或毀滅所做的事的痕跡…
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