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/ 5kQvE(r); `kQvL/ v 1 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth (up/over) (with sth) place sth over or in front of sth; hide or protect sth in this way ; : Cover the table with a cloth. . * He covered (up) the body with a sheet. . * She covered her knees (up) with a blanket. . * The hole was covered (over) with canvas. . * He covered the cushion with new material. . * He laughed to cover (ie hide) his nervousness. . * She covered her face with her hands. . (b) [Tn] lie or extend over the surface of (sth) ; : Snow covered the ground. . * Flood water covered the fields by the river. . * Rubble covered the pavement. . 2 [Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth in/with sth sprinkle, splash or scatter a layer of liquid, dust, etc on sb/sth [] : I was covered in/with mud by a passing car. . * The wind blew from the desert and covered everything with sand. . 3 [Tn] include (sth); deal with ; ; ; : research that covers a wide field * Her lectures covered the subject thoroughly. . * Is that word covered in the dictionary? ? * Do the rules cover (ie Can they be made to apply to) a case like this? ? * the salesman covering the northern part of the country, ie selling to people in that region . 4 [Tn] (of money) be enough for (sth) : 10 will cover our petrol for the journey. 10. * The firm barely covers (its) costs; it hasn't made a profit for years. , . 5 [Tn] travel (a certain distance) : By sunset we had covered thirty miles. , . 6 [Tn] (of a journalist) report on (a major event such as a trial, an election, a riot, etc) : cover the Labour Party's annual conference . 7 [I, Ipr] ~ (for sb) do sb's work, duties, etc during his absence : I'll cover for Jane while she's on holiday. . 8 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (against/for sth) insure sb/sth against loss, etc []: Are you fully covered against/for fire and theft? ? 9 [Tn] (a) protect (sb) by shooting at a potential attacker : Cover me while I move forward. , . * The artillery gave us covering fire, ie shot to protect us. . (b) (of guns, fortresses, etc) be in a position to shoot at and therefore control (an area, a road, etc); dominate , , ; : Our guns covered every approach to the town. . (c) keep aiming a gun at sb (so that he cannot shoot or escape) : Cover her while I phone the police. , . * Keep them covered! ! 10 [Tn] (of a male animal, esp a horse) copulate with (a female) . 11 (idm ) cover/hide a multitude of sins => multitude. cover one's tracks leave no evidence of where one has been or what one has been doing . cover oneself with glory (rhet ) acquire fame and honour : The regiment covered itself with glory in the invasion battle. . 12 (phr v) cover sth in put a protective covering over (an open space) : We're having the yard/passage/terrace covered in. [/]. cover (oneself) up (a) dress warmly : Do cover (yourself) up: it's freezing outside. : . (b) put on (extra) clothes, esp to avoid embarrassment , . cover (sth) up (derog ) make efforts to conceal a mistake, sth illegal, etc : The government is trying to cover up the scandal. . cover up for sb conceal sb's mistakes, crimes, etc in order to protect him .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:15
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cover
/ 5kQvE(r); `kQvL/ n 1 [C] (a) thing that covers ; ; ; : a plastic cover for a typewriter * Some chairs are fitted with loose covers. . (b) top; lid ; : the cover of a saucepan . 2 [U] place or area giving shelter or protection ; ; : There was nowhere we could take cover (ie go for protection) from the storm. . * The land was flat and treeless and gave no cover to the troops. , . * The bicycles are kept under cover, eg in a shelter, shed, etc. . 3 [C] either or both of the thick protective outer pages of a book, magazine, etc, esp the front cover : a book with a leather cover * The magazine had a picture of a horse on the cover, ie the front cover. . * read a book from cover to cover, ie from beginning to end . 4 the covers [pl] bedclothes ; : push back the covers and get out of bed . 5 [C usu sing ] (a) ~ (for sth) means of concealing sth illegal, secret, etc : His business was a cover for drug dealing. . (b) false identity ; : The spy's cover was that she was a consultant engineer. . * The agent's cover had been broken/blown (ie revealed), and he had to leave the country. , . 6 [U] protection from attack ; : Artillery gave cover (ie fired at the enemy to stop them firing back) while the infantry advanced. . * For this operation we need plenty of air cover, ie protection by military aircraft. , . 7 [U] ~ (for sb) performance of another person's work, duties, etc during his absence ; ; : This doctor provides emergency cover (for sick colleagues). . 8 [U] ~ (against sth) insurance (against loss, injury, etc) : a policy that gives cover against fire . 9 [C] envelope or wrapper ; : a first-day cover, ie an envelope with a newly issued stamp on it * under plain cover, ie in an envelope or a parcel that does not show the sender, contents, etc * (commerce ) under separate cover, ie in a separate parcel or envelope . 10 [U] woods or undergrowth that can conceal animals, etc : cover for game birds * The fox broke (ie left) cover and ran across the field. , . Cf covert2. 11 [C] place laid at table for a meal : Covers were laid for six. . 12 (a) the covers [pl] (in cricket) area to the right of and in front of the batsman : fielding in the covers . (b) [C] player who fields in the covers : The ball went past cover. . 13 (idm ) under cover of sth (a) concealed by sth : We travelled under cover of darkness. . (b) with pretence of sth ; : under cover of friendship * crimes committed under cover of patriotism .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:15
cover
/ 5kQvE(r); `kQvL/ n 1 [C] (a) thing that covers ; ; ; : a plastic cover for a typewriter * Some chairs are fitted with loose covers. . (b) top; lid ; : the cover of a saucepan . 2 [U] place or area giving shelter or protection ; ; : There was nowhere we could take cover (ie go for protection) from the storm. . * The land was flat and treeless and gave no cover to the troops. , . * The bicycles are kept under cover, eg in a shelter, shed, etc. . 3 [C] either or both of the thick protective outer pages of a book, magazine, etc, esp the front cover : a book with a leather cover * The magazine had a picture of a horse on the cover, ie the front cover. . * read a book from cover to cover, ie from beginning to end . 4 the covers [pl] bedclothes ; : push back the covers and get out of bed . 5 [C usu sing ] (a) ~ (for sth) means of concealing sth illegal, secret, etc : His business was a cover for drug dealing. . (b) false identity ; : The spy's cover was that she was a consultant engineer. . * The agent's cover had been broken/blown (ie revealed), and he had to leave the country. , . 6 [U] protection from attack ; : Artillery gave cover (ie fired at the enemy to stop them firing back) while the infantry advanced. . * For this operation we need plenty of air cover, ie protection by military aircraft. , . 7 [U] ~ (for sb) performance of another person's work, duties, etc during his absence ; ; : This doctor provides emergency cover (for sick colleagues). . 8 [U] ~ (against sth) insurance (against loss, injury, etc) : a policy that gives cover against fire . 9 [C] envelope or wrapper ; : a first-day cover, ie an envelope with a newly issued stamp on it * under plain cover, ie in an envelope or a parcel that does not show the sender, contents, etc * (commerce ) under separate cover, ie in a separate parcel or envelope . 10 [U] woods or undergrowth that can conceal animals, etc : cover for game birds * The fox broke (ie left) cover and ran across the field. , . Cf covert2. 11 [C] place laid at table for a meal : Covers were laid for six. . 12 (a) the covers [pl] (in cricket) area to the right of and in front of the batsman : fielding in the covers . (b) [C] player who fields in the covers : The ball went past cover. . 13 (idm ) under cover of sth (a) concealed by sth : We travelled under cover of darkness. . (b) with pretence of sth ; : under cover of friendship * crimes committed under cover of patriotism .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:15

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