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English definition of “cover”

cover

noun [U] (PROTECTION)    /ˈkʌv.ər/ US  //
C1 shelter or protection in an unpleasant or dangerous situation: We took cover from the storm in a bus shelter. The burglar broke into the house under cover of darkness.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving plants, especially bushes, that are used as shelter by animalsSafe and enclosed spaces protection by someone who has a gun: We needed more cover from the enemy aircraft.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues C1 UK (US coverage) financial protection so that you get money if something bad happens: I've got £20,000 worth of cover for the contents of my house. Have you got cover for accidental damage?Insurance
(Definition of cover noun (PROTECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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