1. protect, shield, shelter, place under cover; conceal, hide, house, secrete, ensconce, cache, bury.
2. overlay, overspread, blanket, mantle, canopy, carpet, pave, film, coat, layer; overgrow, overrun, envelop; overlie, overlap, extend over or beyond, imbricate.
3. clothe, outfit, equip, gear up, garb, robe, invest, gird, accouter; cover oneself, wrap up, enwrap, bundle up, muffle up, swaddle; encase, sheathe, case, jacket; don or put on one's hat.
4. cover oneself with collect, heap up, earn, work for; secure, acquire, pick up, glean, harvest; win, receive, attain, achieve, realize.
5. defend, protect, guard, keep safe; attend, watch over, safeguard, secure; tend, escort, conduct, convey; flank, bulwark, fortify, reinforce.
6. take over, take charge or responsibility, relieve, act for, double for; substitute, replace, stand in for, take [s.o.'s] turn, back [s.o.] up, Sl. pinch-hit; take the blame for, Sl. take the rap for, Sl. be the goat.
7. screen, curtain, shade, cloak, shroud, veil, mask, hood; hedge, camouflage, disguise; shadow, obscure, cloud, fog, overcast, overshadow, darken, dim, eclipse.
8. cover up hide, conceal, keep secret, repress, Inf. hush up, Inf. keep mum, Inf. put or keep the lid on; Inf. stonewall, Inf. keep under one's hat, Inf. keep one's lips buttoned; dissemble, hugger-mugger, feign, pretend; cloud, obscure, obfuscate, Inf. lay down a smokescreen; falsify, misrepresent, equivocate, play false, Sl. put on an act.
9. lay on, spread with, slather, go heavy with, be generous with, Sl. slap on, Sl. pile on, Sl. slobber on; coat, smear, besmear, daub, bedaub; paint, varnish, plaster, incrust; plate, gild, enamel, lacquer.
10. include, contain, incorporate; deal with, embrace, take in, comprise, embody, subsume; provide for, admit, refer to, take into account; review, view, survey, study, take stock of; explore, examine, peruse, consider, investigate, inquire into; report on, write up, describe, tell of.
11. flood, overflow, wash over, inundate, submerge, overrun, engulf.
12. counterbalance, compensate, offset; make good for, be good for, settle up, square with, requite, Inf. square; remit, recoup, adjust, satisfy.
13. pass over, travel over, pass through, traverse, cross over, range over, track over, tramp or wander over.
14. lid, top, cap; ceiling, roof, overhead; head covering, hat, headdress, scarf, hood, cowl; binding, jacket, wrapper, wrap, case, sheathe, envelope; haze, film, coating, layer; blanket, mantle, canopy, carpet.
15. pretense, feigning, dissembling, shamming, putting up a front, surface, empty show, disguise, camouflage; facade, false front, smokescreen, window dressing, faking, hoodwinking; hugger-mugger, Inf. cover-up.
16. woods, underbrush, undergrowth; thicket, vegetation, shrubbery, ground cover; break, bosket, copse, grove.
17. retreat, refuge, haven, lair, den, covert, coverture; hiding, blind, ambush, ambuscade.
18. veil, screen, cloak, shroud, mask, curtain, shadow, shade.
19. break cover emerge, come out of hiding, come into the open, come forth, step forward, Inf. come out of the closet.
20. take cover hide, seek shelter or safety, run for cover, burrow in, Inf. run for the hills; conceal oneself, get out of sight, lie low, Inf. hide out.
21. under cover secretly, covertly, clandestinely, incognito; furtively, stealthily, on the sly, conspiratorial-ly, confidentially, in the dark.

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