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He turned a young girl into a hooker—and then enlisted his mother to cover up the evidence.

He was old, frail and handcuffed; 20 minutes later they had a crime to cover up.

But, as is often the case, what may be equally as damning as the crime will be the cover-up.

He's never dyed it, and he doesn't wear make-up in his films, unless he has a zit to cover up.

Women have long been told to cover up their sexy parts, as the world ogles them, sometimes to aggressive extremes.

There were infinite possibilities for "the greaser" to pocket a goodly share of the profits, and "cover up his tracks."

Wildly and vainly did he strive even then to cover up the foolish thing that he had done.

An untruth is passed over carelessly and the child allowed to cover up its sins without realizing their sinfulness.

"It makes me think of spectres and shrieking ghosts," said Robbie, as he drew the cover up closer, and cuddled down by Clifford.

But the minute he heard her comin'—and he could hear her a mile—he'd cover up his knowledge again.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cover-up, such as: complicity, conspiracy, evasion, burial, camouflage, and concealment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.