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  1. cover

    • IPA[ˈkʌvə]

    英式

    • v.
      put something on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it;envelop in a layer of something, especially dirt
    • n.
      a thing which lies on, over, or around something, especially in order to protect or conceal it;a thin solid object that seals a container or hole; a lid
    • noun: cover, plural noun: covers

    • verb: cover, 3rd person present: covers, gerund or present participle: covering, past tense: covered, past participle: covered

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    • 片語
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. put something on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it:

      the table had been covered with a checked tablecloth

      her husband had covered up his bald patch

    • 2. envelop in a layer of something, especially dirt:

      he was covered in mud

      she was covered in confusion

    • 3. scatter a layer of loose material over (a floor or other surface), leaving it obscured:

      the barn floor was covered in straw

    • 4. lie over or adhere to (a surface), as decoration or to conceal something:

      masonry paint will cover hairline cracks

    • 5. extend over (an area):

      the grounds covered eight acres

    • 6. travel (a specified distance):

      it took them four days to cover 150 miles

    • 7. deal with (a subject) by describing or analysing its most important aspects or events:

      a sequence of novels that will cover the period from 1968 to the present

    • 8. investigate, report on, or show pictures of (an event):

      Channel 4 are covering the match

    • 9. have responsibility for or provide services to (a particular area):

      development officers whose work would cover a large area

    • 10. (of a rule or law) apply to (a person or situation):

      the offence covers a wide spectrum of culpability

    • 11. (of a sum of money) be enough to pay (a cost):

      there are grants to cover the cost of materials for loft insulation

    • 12. (of insurance) protect against a liability, loss, or accident involving financial consequences:

      your contents are now covered against accidental loss or damage in transit

    • 13. take precautionary measures so as to protect oneself against future blame or liability:

      one reason doctors take temperatures is to cover themselves against negligence claims

    • 14. disguise the sound or fact of (something) with another sound or action:

      Louise laughed to cover her embarrassment

    • 15. disguise the illicit absence or wrongdoing of (someone) in order to spare them punishment:

      if the sergeant wants to know where you are, I'll cover for you

    • 16. temporarily take over the job of (a colleague) in their absence:

      during August ministers cover for other ministers

    • 17. aim a gun at (someone) in order to prevent them from moving or escaping:

      she raised her gun to cover Klift

    • 18. protect (an exposed person) by shooting at an enemy:

      I moved in front of Hawk to cover him as he reloaded

    • 19. (of a fortress, gun, or cannon) have (an area) within range.
    • 20. stand behind (another player) to stop any missed balls.
    • 21. (in team games) take up a position ready to defend against (an opposing player).
    • 22. be in position at (a base) ready to catch the ball:

      he moved to cover second base

    • 23. record or perform a new version of (a song) originally performed by someone else:

      other artists who have covered the song include U2

    • 24. (of a male animal, especially a stallion) copulate with (a female animal):

      a working stallion who has covered forty mares this season

    • 25. play a higher card on (a high card) in a trick:

      the ploy will fail if the ten is covered

      East covered with his queen

    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a thing which lies on, over, or around something, especially in order to protect or conceal it:

      a seat cover

      a duvet cover

    • 2. a thin solid object that seals a container or hole; a lid:

      a manhole cover

    • 3. a thick protective outer part or page of a book or magazine:

      the year that Crime and Punishment appeared in hard covers

    • 4. bedclothes:

      she burrowed down beneath the covers

    • 5. the amount of ground covered by a vertical projection of the vegetation, usually expressed as a percentage.
    • 6. shelter or protection sought by people in danger:

      the sirens wailed and we ran for cover

    • 7. undergrowth or trees used as a shelter by animals:

      the standing crops of game cover

    • 8. military support given when someone is being attacked:

      they agreed to provide additional naval cover

    • 9. an activity or organization used as a means of concealing an illegal or secret activity:

      the restaurant was run as a cover for a money-laundering operation

    • 10. an identity adopted by a spy to conceal their true activities:

      he was worried that their cover was blown

    • 11. protection by insurance against a liability, loss, or accident:

      your policy provides cover against damage by subsidence

    • 12. a recording or performance of a song previously recorded by a different artist:

      the band played covers of Beatles songs

    • 13. a place setting at a table in a restaurant:

      the busiest time is in summer, with up to a thousand covers for three meals a day

    • 14. short for cover point
    • 15. an area of the field consisting of cover point and extra cover:

      deliveries pitching outside leg stump are pounded through the covers

    • n. a magazine article that is illustrated or advertised on the front cover.

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    • n. a fielding position between cover point and mid-off but further from the wicket.

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    • n. a fielding position a little in front of the batsman on the off side and halfway to the boundary.

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    • n. an attempt to prevent people's discovering the truth about a serious mistake or crime:

    • they claim he did not gun down the president and insist there was a cover-up

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    • n. a magazine article that is illustrated or advertised on the front cover.

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    • n. temporary replacement of an employee who is on maternity leave:

    • this role will be maternity cover for 12 months

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    • n. temporary replacement of an employee who is on maternity leave:

    • this role will be maternity cover for 12 months

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    • n. an attempt to prevent people discovering the truth about a serious mistake or crime:

    • they claim he did not gun down the president and insist there was a cover-up

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    • IPA[ˈkəvər]

    美式

    • v.
      put something such as a cloth or lid on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it:
    • the table had been covered with a checked tablecloth

      she covered her face with a pillow

    • n.
      a thing which lies on, over, or around something, especially in order to protect or conceal it:
    • a seat cover

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