While some claim there was a massive White House operation to cover up the attacks, Rogers and McKeon see a more nuanced story.
It went on to accuse the company itself of misleading the committee and acting to cover up the scandal.
Even then the regime still did its best to cover up the outbreak.
In Baghdad, where women had once worn miniskirts, they were told to cover up.
The boys fled, but later returned and set the trailer on fire “to cover up evidence of their crime.”
There is still much of that spirit in our country; there are no affairs which men seek so much to cover up as public affairs.
It was necessary that his Grace of Buckingham should cover up an indiscretion.
But she understood that Uncle Copas loved her, and was uttering these whimsies to cover up the love he revealed.
For he had reckoned without his Janko, always at hand to cover up a scandal.
cover up the ends of the half-rounds, and sprinkle them pretty with fine ballast if you can do it in an hour.
mid-12c., from Old French covrir (12c., Modern French couvrir) "to cover, protect, conceal, dissemble," from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperire "to cover over, overwhelm, bury," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + operire "to close, cover" (see weir). Related: Covered; covering. Military sense is from 1680s; newspaper sense first recorded 1893; use in football dates from 1907. Betting sense is 1857. OF horses, as a euphemism for "copulate" it dates from 1530s. Covered wagon attested from 1745.
early 13c., in compounds, from cover (v.). Meaning "recording of a song already recorded by another" is 1966. Cover girl is U.S. slang from 1915, shortening of magazine-cover girl.
Anything designed to conceal or obfuscate the truth by replacement: Sending the Navy south instead of north was an obvious cover-up (1935+)