Definitions for cover-up

cover-up cov·er-up

Spelling: [kuhv-er-uhp]
IPA: /ˈkʌv ərˌʌp/

Cover-Up is a 8 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 10 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 12 points.

You can make 138 anagrams from letters in cover-up (-ceopruv).

Definitions for cover-up


  1. any action, stratagem, or other means of concealing or preventing investigation or exposure.
  2. Also, coverup. any of various women's garments, as loose blouses, jump suits, caftans, or sarongs, worn over a swimsuit, exercise clothing, or the like.

Origin of cover-up

First recorded in 1925-30; noun use of verb phrase cover up

Examples for cover-up

The nightmare is that suggestion of financial wrongdoing—or cover-up on behalf of his daughter—touches Juan Carlos.

And Mannheim was plotting the next phase of the capture—the cover-up.

But, as is often the case, what may be equally as damning as the crime will be the cover-up.

Norman Tebbit, a Cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher, told the BBC on Sunday that there “may well have been” a cover-up.

In 2010, The New York Times ran a well-sourced story that helped to undermine the cover-up.

The demand for stores was a cover-up for things already done.

It possessed two qualities which most other cover-up titles do not have.

But it wouldn't do to leave a cover-up door like this standing open.

But apparently the job was a genuine heist, not a cover-up for something else.

And the changing story over time definitely suggests a cover-up.

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