the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
- "under cover of darkness"
- "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
- "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
- täckeld [ militärväsen ]
- [ militärväsen ]
- "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
- "He covered three kilometres in 24 minutes"
provide with a covering or cause to be covered; cover the grave with flowers" ;hold within range of an aimed firearm
- "cover the child with a blanket"
- "cover her face with a handkerchief"
span an interval of distance, space or time protect or defend a position in a game ;maintain a check on; esp. by patrolling ;protect by insurance ;clothe, as if for protection from the elements
- "cover your head!"
- "The insurance won't cover this"
- "The second officer covered the top floor"
- ";he covered left field"
- "This farm covers some 200 acres"
- "The period covered the turn of the century"
- "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
- räcka till
deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
- "The course covered all of Western Civilization"
to take an action to protect against future problems
- "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself."
compensate or make up for
invest with a large or excessive amount of something
- "She covered herself with glory"
help out by taking someone's place an temporarily assuming his responsibilities
- "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
- "Is this enough to cover the check?"
spread over a surface to conceal or protect
- "This paint covers well"
play a higher card than the one previously played
- "Smith covered again"
be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game