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Meaning of COVER UP

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  1. [n]  an attempt to prevent something embarrassing from becoming public
  2. [v]  conceal the truth; "The White House covered up the burglary"
  3. [v]  hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
 Synonyms: cover
 See Also: conceal, concealing, concealment, cover for, gloss over, hide, hiding, hush up, lie, sleek over, whitewash



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