→ She covered her face with her hands.
to cover one's back, to cover one's rear, to cover one's ass *
(=protect o.s.) se couvrir
[+story, event] faire un reportage sur
→ My editor asked me to cover the French elections.
[+accident, loss] prendre en charge
[+possessions, goods] garantir
→ Will the goods be covered for loss or damage through fire?
Our insurance didn't cover it. Notre assurance ne l'a pas pris en charge.
50 pounds will cover my expenses. 50 livres suffiront à couvrir mes dépenses.
£10 will cover everything. 10 livres suffiront (pour tout payer).
→ I decided to cover approximately twenty kilometres a day.
[law] s'appliquer à
→ The law covers four categories of experiments.
→ We've covered a wide range of subjects today.
[+book, magazine] couverture f
on the front cover en couverture
→ On the front cover was a picture of a woman.
(=insurance cover) couverture f
→ This policy gives unlimited cover for hospital charges.
dust cover housse f
→ She put the cover on her typewriter.
(=shelter) abri m
→ They crossed to the other side of the stream in search of cover.
to take cover se mettre à l'abri
under cover à l'abri
under cover of darkness à la faveur de la nuit
to break cover sortir à découvert
to blow sb's cover
[+spy, informer] révéler l'identité de qn
→ if he were to contact them, it would blow his cover
→ He has never forgiven the CIA for blowing his cover and making him a wanted man
under separate cover
[document] sous pli séparé
(for illegal activity)
a cover for sth une couverture pour qch
→ It would be shocking if it were to become a cover for murder.
[+song] reprise f
n pochette f (de disque)
n couverture f de livre
→ So few book covers are designed by famous artists.
n (INSURANCE) assistance f dépannage
→ It could result in motorists paying higher prices for breakdown cover.
n couverture f nuageuse
→ Heavy cloud cover in area made it difficult for the military to track the missiles.
→ ... light cloud cover
→ breaks in the cloud cover
→ Ambrose, covering for the injured Chris Adams ...
→ the opportunity to cover for colleagues who need to be absent
[+wrongdoer] couvrir, protéger
→ The mother-of-two has spent two years covering for her son Ray, who brutally murdered three men
[+person, object] couvrir
to cover o.s. up se couvrir
to cover sb up with sth couvrir qn de qch
to cover o.s. up with sth se couvrir de qch
→ Cover yourself up with this sheet.
[+truth, facts] dissimuler
→ There is a great deal to cover up in this case.
to cover up a scandal étouffer un scandale
to cover up for sb couvrir qn
→ She tried to cover up for Willie.
n groupe spécialisé dans les reprises de chansons célèbres groupe spécialisé dans les reprises de chansons célèbres
n couvert m (à payer dans un restaurant)
n cover-girl f
n (US) lettre f d'accompagnement
n (British) attestation f provisoire d'assurance
[+newspaper, magazine] prix m de vente (au numéro)
→ The Guardian announced that it was to raise its cover price by 5p to 55p
There's been a cover-up. On a tenté d'étouffer l'affaire.
[+song] reprise f
→ ... a new album of Cole Porter cover versions.
n housse f de coussin
[+furniture] housse f
n housse f de couette
n plaque f d'égout
n housse f de siège