any action, stratagem, or other means of concealing or preventing investigation or exposure.
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.

1925–30; noun use of verb phrase cover up Unabridged
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1.  concealment or attempted concealment of a mistake, crime, etc
vb (when intr, often foll by for)
2.  (tr) to cover completely
3.  to attempt to conceal (a mistake or crime): she tried to cover up for her friend
4.  (intr) boxing to defend the body and head with the arms

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Example sentences
Pack clothing that does double-duty: a sarong can be a skirt and beach cover-up.
Hence the on going cover-up of their mortal remains.
It's easy for those used to the bombastic approach of foreign television to
  misread this as obfuscation or cover-up.
The report found no evidence of a cover-up, however.
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