Meaning of COVER in English

COVER

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cover story (= the main story in a magazine, mentioned on the cover )

Hello magazine did a cover story on her last year.

a covering letter British English , a cover letter American English (= that you send with your CV to an employer )

Always enclose a cover letter with your resume.

a dense covering of sth

steep-sided mountains with a dense covering of trees

a floor covering (= a material, such as carpet, that covers a floor )

A carpet fitter can fit floor coverings quickly and inexpensively.

a policy covers sth (= will pay out money in relation to it )

The policy does not cover dental bills.

be covered by a scheme (= be able to benefit from a scheme )

All employees are covered by the new bonus scheme.

be covered by insurance (= be included in an insurance policy )

Flood damage isn't covered by the insurance.

be covered in blood

His face was covered in blood.

be covered in dust

Everything was filthy and covered in dust.

be covered in flowers (= have flowers on every part )

The fields were covered in wild flowers.

be covered in fog

The mountains were covered in fog.

be covered in forest

The mountain slopes were covered in forest.

be covered in frost

The lawn was covered in frost.

be covered in ice

Our driveway was covered in ice.

be covered in mist ( also be shrouded in mist literary )

The tops of the mountains were shrouded in mist.

be covered with dirt

The kitchen floor was covered with dirt.

blow sb’s cover (= make known what someone’s real job or name is )

It would only take one phone call to blow his cover.

cloud cover

The cloud cover should disappear by the afternoon.

clouds cover sth

For days thick cloud had covered the whole sky.

cover a story (= report on it )

Her family complained about the way that journalists had covered the story.

cover a topic

The book covers such topics as business strategy and marketing.

cover all aspects of sth

The training course covers all aspects of business.

cover charge

cover girl

cover letter

cover note

cover price

Ten pence of the cover price goes directly to charity.

cover story

cover the cost (= pay for something )

The money he had saved just covered the cost of the trip.

cover your mouth

She laughed, covering her mouth with her hand.

cover yourself in glory (= do something that makes people admire you )

As team captain, he hasn't covered himself in glory.

covering letter

Send your CV and a covering letter to the address below.

deal with/cover a subject (= speak or write about it )

The subject is dealt with in great detail in his previous book.

diving for cover (= to protect themselves behind something )

The soldiers were diving for cover .

dust cover

insurance cover

The scheme provides full insurance cover for pre-existing medical conditions.

insurance covers sth

The insurance covered the cost of rebuilding the house after the fire.

liability insurance/cover (= insurance that protects you against a liability claim )

Many house and contents insurance policies have provision for liability insurance for claims of negligence against you.

read...from cover to cover (= read all of something because you are very interested )

When I was young, I read every one of his books from cover to cover .

read...from cover to cover (= read all of something because you are very interested )

When I was young, I read every one of his books from cover to cover .

snow covers/blankets sth

The ground was covered with snow.

the cover of a book

His picture is on the cover of the book.

under cover of darkness (= when darkness makes you less likely to be seen )

The attack was planned to take place under cover of darkness.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

up

Her father had a past which he'd taken pains to cover up .

They may assert, for instance, that crucial evidence was covered up or a confession was coerced.

She likes to cover up the truth like she covers over the naked light.

Ladies have sheer or bare legs, trendies cover up with black leather pants.

It was an elaborate fabrication to cover up the murder.

High slack systems, then, are often hotbed of deceptive activities that cover up the exercise of power for personal gain.

You forgot to cover up the Anglia Television badge on the front end!

Like, people have got tired of all that covering up .

■ NOUN

area

It now covered a greater geographical area and involved a greater number of powerful States than ever before.

The concession covers an area in the department of Cesar with 100 million tons of proven reserves.

Now a Red Star van is based on Newtown and covers a huge area .

Officials in rural districts covering a large area may drive long distances to perform their regular duties.

These will cover areas such as equal opportunities, multi-cultural education, cross-curricular themes, competences and dimensions and special needs.

I would suggest that ten or twenty questions would be satisfactory to cover the subject area framed by the major research question.

In two years Gould could not possibly hope to cover all the areas he guessed would prove rewarding.

Not knowing which way to turn, he quickly crawled into the covered area .

aspect

Staff can produce an individual handbook covering specific aspects of care, for example pre-operative preparation or a doctor's preferences for treatment.

He had to cover every aspect of the war.

The complete retail sales force attended the conference where presentations were made covering all aspects of selling.

It was a seminar covering all aspects of family planning.

The privilege is much wider than procedural matters, covering every aspect of the internal functions of the House.

The word that is now used to cover all aspects of code work is cryptology, also invented by Friedman.

Questions also cover much broader aspects of general health and fitness.

body

The living room was dimmed; it seemed covered with writhing bodies .

He covered her body with colourful graffiti.

Armani gray covers his body head-to-toe, double-breasted style.

There is little target to aim at because the leading hand covers the body and the elbow is near to the ribs.

I start to break out in enormous hives that cover my whole body .

Flames covered its head and body .

Fat is deposited as an external covering of the body , within the abdominal cavity, and between and within muscles.

book

There are separate books covering level 2 through to level 5.

The rule book Stone refers to covered 400 pages.

All over the world. Book covers even.

Sometimes these parents chose books for their children based on levels written on the book covers .

When I said the book under review covers everything, I mean it.

Because the book covers so much territory, it only superficially explores.

Of the five different categories of troops all except for allies are covered by the list in this book .

The book covers more than 70 local small breweries and gives all the pertinent data for each.

charge

That included a $ 475 million pretax charge to cover the costs of replacing flawed Pentium chips.

In addition there is a £20m exceptional charge to cover the costs of recent flooding.

The charge was to cover the April acquisition of San Diego-based Alanex, a drug-discovery company.

In addition, there were energy charges intended to cover short-run marginal costs of operating the plant.

About $ 525 million of the $ 1. 5 billion Xerox charge will cover reserves for claims losses at Talegen.

Emotional charges cover up physically painful engrams.

cost

People in the cities will pay high prices for these and this covers the cost of transport.

Therefore, a higher product price is necessary to cover these rising costs .

The term fee is usually used to mean a payment that covers the full cost of the service provided.

Phoenix expects to incur a one-time charge of $ 1 million to cover severance and relocation costs associated with the move.

The rest is to cover the costs of moving to the £46m centralised home shopping warehouse at Listerhills, Bradford.

The company agreed to pay nearly $ 1 million to cover costs , penalties and staff sensitivity-training courses.

Copyright in chapters for a scientific textbook are often bought for sums that would hardly cover the cost of typing.

Four first-class stamps usually cover the cost of mailing a book-rate package.

costs

The damages Johenson ultimately settled for did not cover the costs of the action she brought against the health authorities.

Will land sales eventually cover these costs ?

For example, at Nabisco the allowance is intended to cover the costs of new school uniforms.

Phoenix expects to incur a one-time charge of $ 1 million to cover severance and relocation costs associated with the move.

An additional £200,000 perannum is being sought but the Gallery needs £550,000 to cover its costs fully.

Much of that is expected to cover costs at Nielsen, analysts said following a conference call with the company yesterday morning.

Students receiving grants from other authorities receive £125 in the grant to cover travel costs .

The lower fees he paid, he said, were more than enough to cover these extra costs .

dust

A low, squarish object covered by a dust sheet caught his eye and he cautiously headed towards it.

He tumbled to the ground, writhed around on the dirt and covered himself with dust .

The first was a heap of glass bottles and flasks, all of them covered with dust and cobwebs.

Paint flakes on the desktop and floor, steel cabinets covered in dust .

It was covered in grey dust .

Instead of shoes, they wore plastic sandals over socks; their feet were covered with dust .

These, she noticed, were covered by white dust sheets.

face

Yet outdoors they still must wear a burqa, the cloak that covers their hair, face and body.

The men came over and the women shut up, covered their faces and went back to the house.

In it sat Marita, thin, head down, hands in her lap, her shiny hair covering her face .

Then she kicked it away and sank on to the bed covering her face with her hands.

Some had sense enough to wrap their heads in their shirts, cover their faces with rags, put on their shoes.

Beside me, Eva gasped and covered her face .

She covers her face with her hand.

floor

Where possible, cover the main floor area in one sheet, or make joins well away from main traffic areas.

Use carpeting or other skid-resistant flooring to cover potentially slippery floors.

The books were housed in mahogany bookcases which covered the walls from floor to ceiling.

The giant bivalves jammed the cracks between the black tufts of lava that covered the ocean floor .

It was a broken hulk, millennia of dust particles covering the displays and floors .

Drawings torn from a sketch pad were tacked to the plank walls, a straw rug partially covered the floor .

The thin soil that covers the forest floor is easily washed away.

ground

But we'd be able to cover a lot of ground .

These might not include everything, but they cover a lot of ground .

In emphasising the place which the child played in his own learning process, Plowden was not covering new ground .

He said he can cover more ground with his drive-by campaign than he could on foot.

He is also an artist who covered enormous ground .

The trials may have appeared to cover the same ground , but they were not alike in several important ways.

Barrow's book is, to my mind, more satisfying, not just because he covers more ground .

Mellow orange pantiles seemingly cascade at many angles, surmounting buildings of varying heights, covering lower and higher ground .

head

Groaning, Tommy curled himself up into a ball, his hands covering his head .

Thick, long silver-gray hair, brushed straight back, covered his well-shaped head .

Pity she's covered up that copper head .

Stacy hands her a towel, and Jess covers her head with it.

One party may seek to reject a point in the sale agreement because it was not covered in the heads of terms.

You count on Elarton and Reynolds, then cover your head and hope about Lima.

Alternatively, a purchaser may refuse to provide a parent company guarantee if this was not covered in the heads .

He had been born with the caul, the inner fetal membrane had covered his head at birth.

insurance

But the 59-year-old, who was sick when the instalment was due, had insurance to cover missed payments.

Companies usually have insurance policies covering theft, he said.

Although the Legowskis' insurance covered most of the cost, most managed-care plans do not cover infertility treatments.

But there is no guarantee an insurance pay-out would cover funeral costs, as is the case with the pre-payment schemes.

This latter aim is increasingly important amidst debates about what health insurance should cover .

Our marine insurance covers such damage or loss after the first £320.

Term insurance covers you for a specific period of time.

mile

They learned that the fall-out from the Bikini explosion had covered 7,000 square miles .

Each covers about one mile and takes about 90 minutes.

Fifteen years ago the Renault 12 lookalike needed just over six litres to cover 60 miles the current model drinks seven.

The race, covering 28.5 miles , will start at Aberdeen and finish at Peterhead.

The boundaries for the Snowdonia National Park run round the edge of Penrhyn, which covers six square miles .

A decision which would produce an all-Highland single-tier authority covering 10,000 square miles may seem contradictory to that objective.

The athletes, often fell-runners, who are out to win can cover the three miles in just over fifteen minutes.

I had to cover more than fifteen miles a day.

period

They cover the same period of history and yet talk about it in completely different ways.

The responses covered a period of time from 1983 to 1992 and pertained to practices at the time of questioning.

When possible, a system of internal rotation of staff covering the 24-hour period is desirable.

Bills are mailed once every two months and cover a two-month period .

At the time, GeoRef covered the period from 1969 onward, and GeoArchive from 1974 onward.

These estimates cover the period 1980-1981 to the year 2000.

It covers that period - she began it when they moved to Richmond.

Obviously, it is not possible in a single chapter to cover the whole 1913-1980 period in any detail.

policy

Theft is excluded but this policy would cover damage caused by attempted theft. 3.

Companies usually have insurance policies covering theft, he said.

This section of the policy also covers: 1.

Exxon responded that, regardless, the policy clearly covered the claims.

Marson notes that he has all the necessary equipment, along with a million-dollar umbrella insurance policy to cover the young fighters.

Some policies won't cover you, so be prepared to shop around.

Those policies would cover economic losses only.

range

There were no Gee Bees from the past, but there were four replicas, covering virtually the whole range .

The Cenacle welcomes people from all over the country and holds courses and seminars which cover a wide range of denominations.

These schools will be selected to cover a range of criteria, but all will offer positive models of inter-adult practice.

They found that 50 economic appraisals had been published, covering a wide range of topics.

Members cover a wide range of interests from book and music clubs to financial services and charities.

The contract is for fuel tank access covers for the complete range of Airbus aircraft.

As in Phase 1 the courses proposed cover a wide range of disciplines.

snow

So she said that in her country everything would be covered with snow and very cold.

Outdoor furniture cushions covered with snow .

Fields covered in snow would swallow up whitewashed farmhouses were it not for their black window frames.

I thought of the marble frieze in Barre and hoped some one had covered it against the snow .

Some rooms were covered in snow and all the animals there had white fur.

Snoopy lies on the top of his doghouse almost covered in newly fallen snow .

Much of the country was covered by snow for six months of the year.

We were crossing a high, thin cordillera of mountains, their tops already covered with snow .

subject

This is, however, a magnificent attempt to cover the subject in comprehensive detail, with the emphasis on the individual.

The bulk of their annual meetings here will cover far more distasteful subjects .

It covered subjects which included selling skills, overcoming customers' objections and motivating retail salesmen.

Judge Walker set Nov. 14 as the date for hearing arguments on a preliminary injunction covering the same subject matter.

The Certificate is about basic concepts and covers some seven subjects .

They covered every imaginable subject from metallurgy to medicine, from good building techniques to good manners.

I do not want to cover the whole subject , this evening.

I would suggest that ten or twenty questions would be satisfactory to cover the subject area framed by the major research question.

surface

Typical failures exhibit a thin layer of wood covering the glued surface .

Add potatoes and roll around to cover all surfaces with butter.

Strain into a bowl, cover the surface of the custard with damp greaseproof paper.

The lake will cover 1, 400 surface acres when full, roughly twice the size of San Pablo Reservoir near Orinda.

It is covered with a black surface to absorb the sunlight.

Layer with 4 halves of tortilla to cover most of the surface .

This is contained in the large warts that cover the upper surface of the toad's skin.

Then a creamy, frothy head of yeast will form and cover the surface of the beer.

topic

Some sections of the list were covered widely both in relation to topic and modes of assessment and others less so.

Experts will cover topics such as disaster planning for pets and pet first aid, as well as horse nutrition and care.

Finally, in the fourth section I will cover a few miscellaneous topics which I think may be of interest.

In the first instance, more reading and thought will be necessary in order to satisfactorily cover the topics .

Both courses claimed to cover all topics , except Syllabus Design which was only covered by one.

These come from many sources - school groups, horticulture clubs, students etc. and cover many topics .

General Philosophy covers such topics as mind and body, theory of knowledge, causation and personal identity.

track

Instead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks .

They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.

From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.

Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks ?

He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks .

A man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks .

It burst through the earth at the top and we had to cover its tracks .

But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks .

wall

There are columns around the circumference of the Sanctuary, and various marble incrustations cover the inner walls .

One painting, covering several walls , shows stylized vultures, with huge broom-like wings and human feet.

Fitted wardrobes are ideal for covering a wall which has a central chimneybreast.

Golden brown mussels covered the walls of the main fissure and were heaped in mounds over smaller cracks between lobes of lava.

Charlie found himself mesmerised by the mosaic patterns that covered the inner walls , their tiny squares making up life-size portraits.

Intricate murals cover the walls and domed ceiling.

It covered the walls and ceiling.

In the silence that followed noticed the photographs that covered the walls of his office.

■ VERB

extend

The historical theme extends to cover local canals, bridges, floods, natural history and archaeology.

Several legislators have urged the government to suspend the controversial value-added tax that was extended to cover service industries.

In due course the principle could be extended to cover child care for older children.

My analysis of the particular qualities of the institution shows that it may well extend to cover a homosexual union.

It also extended them to cover land affected by new town designation orders, slum clearance orders and new street orders.

Request that the scheme be extended to cover Balerno/Baberton area. 7.

I extended the massaging to cover a larger area.

You can extend it to cover any personal possessions that cost over £1,000 each or £3,500 in total.

try

Nevada high school football hero kills nerdy classmate, only to have his abusive sheriff father try to cover it up.

I tried to cover my ears with them.

When you tell her you're an estate agent, she tries to cover her contempt.

It seemed unsettled, as if trying to cover a lot of territory, possibly looking for a mate.

Don't try to cover the truth under ten blankets.

The Herald tries to cover Memorial Day ceremonies across a wide region.

Not overstretching by trying to cover too wide a range of applications simultaneously is also important.

Stiffening, she tried to cover the side of her face.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

comprehensive insurance/cover/policy

At the moment few organizations have comprehensive policies or programs of team rewards in place.

Drive defensively and have comprehensive insurance.

Fully comprehensive insurance, maintenance and servicing costs etc. are also not included.

One manager told me it would be more economic to give everyone comprehensive cover.

cover your tracks

A man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks .

But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks .

From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.

Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks ?

He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks .

Instead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks .

It burst through the earth at the top and we had to cover its tracks .

They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.

cover/hide a multitude of sins

Patterned carpet can hide a multitude of sins.

Curtains around a bed can also hide a multitude of sins in patient care.

It hides a multitude of sins.

It was called UDAG-a sincere-sounding acronym that covered a multitude of sins.

Jay was a solid woman, dressed in dark loose comfortable clothes that hid a multitude of sins.

third party insurance/cover/policy

Members of the scheme also benefit from a third party insurance, for a premium of £2 a year.

With some landowners now looking towards insisting on third party cover for climbers, insurance is increasingly looking indispensable.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

$29.90 a month covers the cost of all your insurance.

A 32-page supplement covers European culture and lifestyle.

A flight from Los Angeles to New York covers 2459 miles.

a magazine covering women's issues

Add salt and pepper, cover the pan, and let cook for 10-15 minutes.

As you can see from the weather map, huge rain clouds are completely covering the South East.

Don't worry, I've got enough to cover your ticket.

Embarrassed, she reached for a towel to cover her body.

He pulled back a corner of the blanket that covered the dead body.

He was about fifty, with strands of fair hair covering a receding hair line.

He was sent to Northern Ireland to cover the peace talks.

His book on European history covers the period from 1914 to 2001.

In one twenty-five day period, he covered 800 miles.

It took him three days to cover the distance from Laingsbury to Albertsville.

Michael Putzel now covers foreign affairs from Washington.

Most health insurers don't cover any surgery that is done for cosmetic reasons.

Mrs. Moss said the robber covered her with the machine gun and told her to open her door.

Plaster can be used to cover the holes.

Porter, who was covering Rice, was called for a foul.

Posters of Elvis covered practically the whole wall.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Kennedy is one of the combatants in the Congressional struggle to reform federal law covering both illegal and legal immigrants.

Not overstretching by trying to cover too wide a range of applications simultaneously is also important.

Perseus covered his eyes with his free hand.

The book covers more than 70 local small breweries and gives all the pertinent data for each.

The Ideal Home Decorating School gives you details of exclusive readers' courses that cover everything from paint effects to dried flowers.

The legislation was felt to be a success, for in 1898 the types of crimes covered by it were expanded.

The sections cover news writing, feature writing, interviewing, editing and newsletter production.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

back

Please refer to the back cover of this brochure for more details.

It comes with a fold-out map inside its back cover .

The glossary of terms on the inside back cover provides definitions of reserves categories.

Full details of what promise to be uplifting and enjoyable celebrations are carried on page 4 and the back cover .

A list of symbols is inside the back cover .

These are listed by District, and located on the map on the back cover .

Soon our young author will be putting call numbers and library cards on the back cover of a six-word book!

front

This book ought to have a free razor-blade stuck to its front cover .

In advance he had prepared a message and written a list of page numbers inside the front cover .

We were promised a front cover with International Musician and they wanted the band just to pose with their instruments.

On the front cover , a dilute tabby looks nobly if nervously to its right.

The ludicrous front cover featured Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses.

He tapped the front cover of the paper he was holding.

David wouldn't do it, so we lost the front cover .

The front cover of Dry, their debut album, captures Harvey's lipsticked mouth smudged against glass.

■ NOUN

book

Like the Essence ad, the book covers included shaving tips.

A lime-green book cover , a plastic soda bottle, newspapers, a telephone book, a blue Frisbee, something pink.

My grandmother disappeared behind her book cover .

Her name on the books cover , I suspect, was responsible for a majority of the books sales.

The other photos on this fantasy book cover are of the people who allowed me to draw portraits of their lives.

charge

The Stud had a three-dollar cover charge .

cloud

The temperature rises with the cloud cover , and the snow underfoot becomes wet and soft, making progress difficult and tiring.

Wind currents and cloud cover always played havoc with our helicopters.

Crop yields would fall as a result of shorter growing periods, and reduced solar radiation due to heavier cloud cover .

And he heard now, from another direction, up above the cloud cover , a 28.

Long periods of cloud cover hindered data acquisition during the 1991-92 summer period.

The day was hot and there was no cloud cover at all.

The cloud cover as well as the atmospheric conditions are precisely defined.

There was considerable cloud cover , but he could still detect the blue-green out-lines of the Gold Coast.

forest

Spinneys and woods are all that remain of once thick forest cover .

Remaining forest cover is now largely secondary growth.

Trees are being cut down at such a rate that the total forest cover of the Earth is decreasing rather than increasing.

When calculated on an appropriate pollen sum, they suggest that there was never any extensive, continuous forest cover .

Over the past 30 years the region's forest cover has fallen from 42% to less than 15%.

Total forest cover amounts to just over 64 million hectares - as opposed to the previously-quoted official figure of 75 million.

Temperate forests--including deciduous, coniferous, mixed and mountain forests--account for about half of the earth's forest cover .

girl

Fortunately for her the camera had already fallen in love with the new royal cover girl .

ground

There are a few gaps, with ground cover to stop the soil slipping.

It turns out the native animals impact that ground cover very lightly.

It can be reduced if you provide more ground cover for the Loaches so that each can find its own space.

Flourishing in sun or light shade, this stachys makes good ground cover under roses.

Cracking in dry weather can be prevented by mulching and ensuring there is a good ground cover .

Once established it spreads very rapidly and provides excellent ground cover .

Low maintenance is an important criteria in many modern gardens and this planting combines ground cover with taller shrub material.

There was extensive ground cover of polar willows, yellow and white whitlow-grass, scurvy grass and many others.

insurance

There is no additional fee or paperwork for this insurance cover , it is all included within the International Datapost price.

This is a standard condition of the Road Haulage Association insurance cover .

It is usual when taking out a mortgage to arrange adequate insurance cover in the event of death.

Protection: Consider taking out permanent health insurance cover in case illness prevents Mike from working.

Unfortunately it is becoming harder to obtain public liability insurance cover because of the very large amounts awarded nowadays in damage claims.

Walkers are therefore advised to take out suitable insurance cover .

The insurance cover is designed to protect intermediaries against suits for damages brought by irate customers.

letter

The packages never carried return addresses or cover letters .

The best cover letter is concise.

Inside are what we call involvement devices, like the cover letter and those perforated stamps.

Experts say you should never use more than one page for a cover letter .

You will find additional techniques in the next two chapters on writing cover letters and making telephone inquiries.

Most experts also advise against being cute in a cover letter .

However, if you can not find this person you will need to type a cover letter of application for your resume.

It is important to type your resume and cover letter .

price

But with a cover price of twenty five pounds a copy, it's well paid work.

This has enabled the publishers to receive instant revenue from the advertisers and ongoing income from royalties and cover price sales.

Some sell newspapers, boosting the cover price slightly.

Remember that booksellers take 33 percent of your cover price as commission.

A steady circulation of 300,000 should make a healthy profit, even at a cover price of 35p.

snow

The bad winter weather with no guaranteed snow cover could prove to be this expansion's downfall.

story

All the press had to do was to interview any one of the islanders to blow the government cover story wide open.

In 1984, she was the subject of a Time magazine cover story .

MI5 was then advised that Crabb had presumably drowned and was asked to help provide a suitable cover story .

Consequently, most celebrity cover stories are pretty lame.

The cover story recalls the Armagh railway disaster of June 1889 when 80 people died on an excursion train bound for Warrenpoint.

The admission did little to sway Roswell investigators, who reject the Project Mogul explanation as just another cover story .

It was the perfect cover story .

By the time they leave here no one could crack them, they believe their own cover story , they are schizophrenic.

version

Some of which were cover versions that one or other of us had found.

In cover versions of Prince and Lloyd Webber?

The album consists of cover versions recorded this summer at the Funny Farm.

However, this cover version of Bronski Beat's first single is really very good indeed.

There will be an album from the band, full of unlikely cover versions .

■ VERB

appear

She is tall, thin, and could appear on the cover of Vogue.

It would appear that the rocker cover is becoming pressurised and oil consumption is approximately one pint per 150-200 miles.

Beverly Johnson in August 1974 was the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue.

Moore has appeared twice on the cover of Vanity Fair without her shirt on.

blow

Last week the Prime Ministerwent to Devon and blew its cover .

They blew their cover story almost immediately.

It would only take one phone call to blow her cover .

But they have blown their cover .

All the press had to do was to interview any one of the islanders to blow the government cover story wide open.

But if you were arrested for murder they would have to be very careful not to blow their cover .

One mistake could blow his cover and ruin years of careful work in the North.

They want to use a customised version to help their overseas operatives communicate home and browse without blowing their cover .

break

Lord Hamlyn eventually broke cover himself, giving ill health as the explanation for his reticence.

The cat then breaks cover and makes a final uncovered dash along the length of the jetty.

It is in June, when the monsoon breaks , that cover becomes vital.

The upper team would have been on the logging track above the natural amphitheatre when he broke for cover .

Then, with an abrupt crash and spray and a strong beating of wings, the bird broke from cover .

Once a stag caused a great hullabaloo by breaking from cover and bounding away noisily.

include

Provision should be made for medical treatment to be included in the cover .

Its annual travel policy includes cover for up to 17 days of winter sports.

The package includes insurance cover , emergency money, replacement of essential travel documents, medical help and legal advice.

Many homes are damaged by Heave each year so we have decided to include this cover in your policy. 2.

provide

Mr Anderson said there was a risk of entanglement during operation and the company was required by law to provide covers .

Also provide a cover for the pan, towel, toilet roll and tissues.

They're mainly conifers and shrubs which provide cover for birds.

Once established it spreads very rapidly and provides excellent ground cover .

Most government agencies provide up to 90 percent cover , with the exporter carrying the balance of risk himself.

We'd been providing cover for the convoy, when a vehicle went over a land mine.

What is the Treasury's attitude to providing cover ?

pull

He stirred and awoke as she pulled back the covers .

I leaned over and kissed the perfect skin covering such bone, such muscle, and pulled the cover back up.

He pulled the cover off the switch and realized that the bulb had gone.

They would pull out under cover of darkness.

Carefully he pulled the cover over them, in protection against the cooling air.

I pulled the cover up to my chin and folded my hands over my chest.

Still swearing under his breath, Dexter pulled off the cover from the bottom of the boiler and relit the pilot light.

Jinju quickly moved away from the window and lay down on the kang, pulling the covers up over her head.

read

Eva read it from cover to cover; films, music, book reviews as well as the politics.

I have read from cover to cover with great interest, and now hasten to enclose my subscription.

I read it from cover to cover and keep every copy.

remove

With a flourish he removed the cover and revealed to the incredulous eyes of the staff a feast of sausages and bacon.

Stir well, cover and cook over low heat 45 minutes, removing cover and stirring at 15-minute intervals.

When duck is cooked, remove from pan and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Examine the water tank, removing the cover: is it old, rusty, made of metal?

Transfer the pepper mixture to four lightly greased ramekins and cover . 5. Remove the chicken, cover and keep hot.

Before take off you remove the front cover over the airspeed intake and then start your propeller.

Light fittings: Remove covers , tubes or bulbs and bring down to ground level unless an access platform is used.

run

All the fish in the country will have to run for cover after what happened to me this week!

The story ran on the cover of the women s pages, with three good-size pictures of heavyset black women.

Below, people were running for cover as bits of machinery rained down.

Populations of wild game ran for cover , and were subsequently replaced by domesticated livestock.

Panicked marchers and onlookers ran for cover .

I managed to land on all fours and started to run for cover .

The Doctor ran for cover , grabbing the poet's sleeve and pulling him to the side.

The neighborhood children will run for cover .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

comprehensive insurance/cover/policy

At the moment few organizations have comprehensive policies or programs of team rewards in place.

Drive defensively and have comprehensive insurance.

Fully comprehensive insurance, maintenance and servicing costs etc. are also not included.

One manager told me it would be more economic to give everyone comprehensive cover.

cover your tracks

A man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks .

But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks .

From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.

Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks ?

He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks .

Instead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks .

It burst through the earth at the top and we had to cover its tracks .

They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.

cover/hide a multitude of sins

Patterned carpet can hide a multitude of sins.

Curtains around a bed can also hide a multitude of sins in patient care.

It hides a multitude of sins.

It was called UDAG-a sincere-sounding acronym that covered a multitude of sins.

Jay was a solid woman, dressed in dark loose comfortable clothes that hid a multitude of sins.

don't judge a book by its cover

run for cover

At the sound of gunfire, people ran for cover.

Signs of trouble on Wall Street sent investors running for cover.

All the fish in the country will have to run for cover after what happened to me this week!

Below, people were running for cover as bits of machinery rained down.

I explained all that to Chatterton, but stressed that we would run for cover at the first sign of trouble.

I managed to land on all fours and started to run for cover.

Panicked marchers and onlookers ran for cover.

Populations of wild game ran for cover, and were subsequently replaced by domesticated livestock.

The Doctor ran for cover, grabbing the poet's sleeve and pulling him to the side.

The neighborhood children will run for cover.

third party insurance/cover/policy

Members of the scheme also benefit from a third party insurance, for a premium of £2 a year.

With some landowners now looking towards insisting on third party cover for climbers, insurance is increasingly looking indispensable.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"The Bridge" was a tribute album of Neil Young covers.

Clinton's on the cover of "Newsweek."

For years he had used his position at the United Nations as a cover for his spying activities.

I don't really like Clapton's cover of "I Shot the Sheriff."

I need to buy a large casserole dish with a cover .

It's a good idea to buy a cover for your computer keyboard.

Patrick threw back the covers and hopped out of bed.

She took the card out of its plastic cover .

The soldiers ran for cover when the shooting began.

There's $5 cover because there's a band playing tonight.

There were old record covers scattered all over the floor.

They ceasefire turned out to be just a cover to gain time to prepare another attack.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As with most systems, you can upgrade this cover at extra cost.

Experts say you should never use more than one page for a cover letter.

It was the perfect cover story.

Like the Essence ad, the book covers included shaving tips.

My grandmother disappeared behind her book cover .

Pour over dry ingredients, cover and whirl in blender for about 1 minute.

Truss-rod adjustment lives under the traditionally-situated cover above the nut, and offers full dual-action flexibility.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.