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English definition of “cover (sth) up”

cover (sth) up

phrasal verb with cover
 
 
/ˈkʌvər/ verb [T]
to stop people from discovering the truth about something bad: She tried to cover up her mistakes.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of cover (sth) up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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