cover-up

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From the verb cover up.

Noun[edit]

cover-up (plural cover-ups)

  1. An attempt to conceal or disguise something, especially a wrongdoing or a mistake.
    • 1999, Mona the Vampire, "Jurassic Parking Lot" (season 1, episode 3b):
      Mona: Oh, of course, a cover-up! You know, the whole town would panic if they knew a misunderstood Frankensteinosaurus was on a bloodthirsty rampage! Your secret's safe, Officer. I don't want to cause an international panic any more than you do.
    Truthfulness means no lies and no cover-ups. Compassion means being kind and helpful to others. Forbearance means being able to tolerate and suffer, and not fight back.
  2. An item of clothing to be worn over a swimsuit while not in the water.
    • 2013, Velvet Carter, Blissfully Yours (page 93)
      The women usually wore bikini tops with shorts, swimsuits underneath cover-ups or just swimsuits. Men came in various types of trunks, from traditional boxers, to Speedos, to G-string trunks that showcased their packages.

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