coverup

cover-up

[kuhv-er-uhp]
noun
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:
1925–30; noun use of verb phrase cover up

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cover-up
 
n
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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