Definition of Cover-up

1. Noun. Concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public.

Generic synonyms: Concealing, Concealment, Hiding
Specialized synonyms: Blue Wall, Blue Wall Of Silence, Wall Of Silence
Derivative terms: Cover Up

Definition of Cover-up

1. Noun. An attempt to conceal or disguise a wrongdoing or a mistake. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cover-up

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Literary usage of Cover-up

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"... they believe it to be a mere subterfuge to cover up an illegal sale by himself, are authorized to find him ..."

2. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"... hatred to the United States—the more so, perhaps, to cover up the secret of his return. He gave the United States a year of ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The same naturalist adds that they make regular nests, in which they cover up their eggs with care and defend them—male and female uniting in this parental ..."

4. American States, Churches, and Slavery by Joshua Rhodes Balme (1862)
"But the North, to cover up its own deep criminality in this matter, adroitly seeks to transfer its own guilt to the South by the above process of cunning ..."

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