cover


cover
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noun
1 sth put on/over sth
ADJECTIVE
protective
removable, reversible
leather, plastic
dust

We spread dust covers over the furniture while the builders were working.

cushion, duvet, mattress, pillow (AmE), seat
loose (BrE)

a sofa with a loose cover

album, CD, DVD
manhole
VERB + COVER
put on, replace
lift, open, remove, take off

He held his nose as he lifted the cover of the bin.

PREPOSITION
cover for

a cover for the swimming pool

2 sth that is over sth
ADJECTIVE
dense, thick

a thick cover of snow

cloud, ice, snow

We descended into JFK through thick cloud cover.

canopy, forest, ground, tree, vegetation, vegetative (technical, esp. AmE)

plants that provide good ground cover

3 outside of a book/magazine
ADJECTIVE
back, front
hard, soft
glossy
book, magazine
VERB + COVER
adorn, grace

Her image has graced the covers of many glossy magazines.

design
COVER + NOUN
illustration, image, photo, photograph, picture
art, artwork, design
article, feature, story
page
shoot (= the activity of taking a photograph for a magazine cover)
boy (AmE), girl, model (AmE)
price (= the price that a book or magazine is sold for)

The author only gets 1% of the cover price.

PREPOSITION
on a/the cover

a picture of the author on the back cover.

4 the covers blankets, sheets, etc.
ADJECTIVE
bed
thick, warm
thin
VERB + THE COVERS
get under
pull up
fling off, pull back, push back, throw back

She threw back the covers and got out of bed.

pull off, rip off, yank off (esp. AmE)

‘Get up!’ she said, yanking off the covers.

tuck around sb
PREPOSITION
under the cover
PHRASES
pull the covers over your head

He pulled the covers over his head and tried to get back to sleep.

5 (BrE) insurance against sth ⇨ See also ↑coverage
ADJECTIVE
comprehensive, full
wide

This company provides wider cover.

standard
additional
insurance
fire, health, indemnity, life, medical
VERB + COVER
have
give sb, provide (sb with)
PREPOSITION
cover against

cover against accidental damage

cover for

cover for contents

6 shelter/protection from the weather, damage, etc.
ADJECTIVE
air

The planes provided air cover for the attack.

VERB + COVER
dive for, run for, take

We ran for cover as it started to rain.

seek
find
give sb, provide (sb with)
break (= leave)

The deer broke cover as the hunters approached.

PREPOSITION
under cover

All the seats are under cover.

under cover of

We attacked at night, under cover of darkness.

cover from

They sought cover from the wind.

7 sth that hides the real nature of sth
ADJECTIVE
perfect
diplomatic, official, political

spies operating under diplomatic cover

VERB + COVER
blow (= reveal)

He realized his cover had been blown

COVER + NOUN
story

The guard believed her cover story.

PREPOSITION
cover for

The club is a cover for various criminal activities.

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verb
1 put sth over sth to hide or protect it
ADVERB
completely, entirely
loosely
partially, partly

Her hair partially covered her face.

barely

Her dress barely covered her chest.

up

She used dried leaves and twigs to cover up the hole.

VERB + COVER
try to

She tried to cover her face with her hands.

He tried to cover his embarrassment by starting to rub his hands together.

use sth to
PREPOSITION
with

He covered the body with a cloth.

2 form a layer on sth
ADVERB
completely
PREPOSITION
in

The cars were all covered in snow.

with

The children were completely covered with mud.

3 include; pay for
ADVERB
barely, hardly

The payments he gets barely cover his expenses.

We've hardly covered a quarter of the course.

VERB + COVER
help (to)
be intended to
be extended to

The tax may be extended to cover books.

4 insurance
PREPOSITION
against

This policy should cover you against accidental injury.

for

a policy that covers you for fire and theft

Cover is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ban, ↑category, ↑chapter, ↑cloud, ↑collection, ↑correspondent, ↑course, ↑debris, ↑dirt, ↑document, ↑drape, ↑dust, ↑exemption, ↑exhibition, ↑fee, ↑fog, ↑hand, ↑index, ↑insurance, ↑journalist, ↑law, ↑magazine, ↑mask, ↑media, ↑mist, ↑patent, ↑policy, ↑region, ↑report, ↑review, ↑rug, ↑sand, ↑scarf, ↑scheme, ↑shawl, ↑sheet, ↑snow, ↑study, ↑survey, ↑syllabus, ↑talk, ↑term, ↑veil, ↑warranty, ↑workshop
Cover is used with these nouns as the object: ↑area, ↑array, ↑aspect, ↑basics, ↑bill, ↑blackboard, ↑blemish, ↑bottom, ↑class, ↑continent, ↑cost, ↑cut, ↑desk, ↑disappointment, ↑distance, ↑ear, ↑embarrassment, ↑essentials, ↑expense, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑fee, ↑flank, ↑floor, ↑gamut, ↑genitals, ↑ground, ↑head, ↑hill, ↑hillside, ↑imperfection, ↑issue, ↑liability, ↑mile, ↑mileage, ↑moon, ↑mouth, ↑mouthpiece, ↑need, ↑nervousness, ↑news, ↑opening, ↑pan, ↑period, ↑point, ↑possibility, ↑postage, ↑pot, ↑range, ↑rear, ↑receiver, ↑retreat, ↑roof, ↑saucepan, ↑sidewalk, ↑slope, ↑span, ↑spectrum, ↑story, ↑subject, ↑surface, ↑syllabus, ↑territory, ↑topic, ↑track, ↑trail, ↑tuition, ↑vent, ↑wall, ↑whole, ↑wound, ↑yard

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