Skip to Content

EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

cover up

Meaning: to try to stop people finding out about something bad

Synonym: hide, conceal

For example:

  • The school tried to cover up the fact that it had been penalised for tax evasion.

  • Governments try to cover up their mistakes, while journalists try to reveal them.

Quick Quiz:

The politician tried to cover up the fact that he'd been
  1. awarded a prize for literature
  2. arrested for drunk driving
  3. a top student in school

Terms | Privacy | Contact | Report error

EnglishClub Group EnglishClub EasyEnglish ESLDepot Teflnet

© 1997-2014 EnglishClub