cover-up

[ kuhv-er-uhp ]SEE DEFINITION OF cover-up

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COVER-UP

The demand for stores was a cover-up for things already done.

It possessed two qualities which most other cover-up titles do not have.

But apparently the job was a genuine heist, not a cover-up for something else.

And Mannheim was plotting the next phase of the capture—the cover-up.

But it wouldn't do to leave a cover-up door like this standing open.

It was a cover-up, a substitute symbol to bring his nervous system back under full control.

“We can swing the cover-up afterwards all the way,” Taggert told him firmly.

If President Ferraro didn't know about the battleship, he must have been taken in by the cover-up job.

And Stanley Martin was plotting the next phase of the capture—the cover-up.

WORD ORIGIN

also coverup, "means or act of concealing" some event or activity, 1922, from verbal phrase, from cover (v.) + up (adv.).

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