See also: coverup and cover-up

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cover up (third-person singular simple present covers up, present participle covering up, simple past and past participle covered up)

  1. (idiomatic) To conceal or disguise.
    • 1980, “Best of Boston”, in Real Paper:
      Even when [the mechanics] didn't know how to fix everything, they never cheated anybody or covered up. So over the years they kept learning new makes and new techniques, and now can repair about anything.
    The politician tried to cover up his involvement in the scandal.
  2. (idiomatic) To clothe.
  3. (idiomatic) To put covers over oneself in bed.
    Please cover up and go to sleep now.

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