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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cover-upverb

    concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public

  2. cover, cover upverb

    hide from view or knowledge

    "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

Wiktionary

  1. cover-upnoun

    An attempt to conceal or disguise a wrongdoing or a mistake.

    Etymology: From cover up

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  1. Cover-up

    A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence or other embarrassing information. In a passive cover-up information is simply not provided; in an active cover-up deception is used. The expression is usually applied to people in positions of authority who abuse their power to avoid or silence criticism or to deflect guilt of wrongdoing. Those who initiate a cover up may be responsible for a misdeed, a breach of trust or duty or a crime. While the terms are often used interchangeably, cover-up involves withholding incriminatory evidence, while whitewash involves releasing misleading evidence.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cover-up in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cover-up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cover-up in a Sentence

  1. David Buller:

    Americans should protect themselves by reducing time in the midday sun, using shade, wearing cover-up clothing and hats( and sunglasses) and using sunscreen on the remaining unprotected skin.

  2. Mark Lawrence:

    These things are not only seen but video-recorded, it's incumbent on us as citizens to cover up whatever we don't want filmed in public places.

  3. Piu Eatwell:

    I’m 99 percent confident on the basis of the evidence I see, there was definitely a cover-up. Even as I was going through the documents, pages were just missing and removed. And they’re almost always connected somehow to Leslie Dillon or Mark Hansen. There are very serious questions about Leslie Dillon that can’t be answered… Her shoes and purse were found dumped in the trash can shortly after the murder by a local cafe owner. And that’s actually two blocks from where Leslie Dillon lived… The park where she was found is one he knew very well and in fact, used as a shortcut to get to where he lived.

  4. Aaron Smith:

    We have got an onsen, like a spa, in every hotel and in Kashiwa that spa was a public one and we had to wear skivvies or tights, and thats OK. We are in Japan. You have to embrace their way, their culture. And most people with tattoos were happy to cover up.

  5. Friday Daszak:

    The fact that they published the sequence so quickly suggests to me that they weren't trying to cover up anything.

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