Definition of cover-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌvər ʌp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌvər ʌp//
[usually singular]
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action that is taken to hide a mistake or an illegal activity from the public Government sources denied there had been a deliberate cover-up.Extra examples Military leaders were involved in a massive cover-up. cover-ups by the police evidence of a cover-up over arms sales
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cover-up

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