cover up

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cover up(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to put a cover over)
a. cubrir
Sarah had guests for dinner, and she covered up her ugly old table with an elegant tablecloth.Sarah tenía invitados a cenar y cubrió la fea y vieja mesa con un mantel elegante.
b. tapar
We cover up our car with a tarp whenever we go on vacation.Siempre que nos vamos de vacaciones, tapamos el coche con una lona.
2. (to conceal)
a. ocultar
He tried to cover up the facts about his finances, but the truth came out anyway.Intentó ocultar su situación financiera, pero la verdad salió a la luz de todos modos.
b. tapar (the truth)
They tried to cover up the truth by telling lie after lie.Intentaron tapar la verdad diciendo una mentira tras otra.
c. disimular (a mistake or one's feelings)
She was very good at covering up her feelings, but spent her nights crying.Se le daba muy bien disimular sus sentimientos, pero se pasaba las noches llorando.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to protect; used with "for")
a. encubrir
I had to come up with some elaborate lie to cover up for my sister.Tuve que inventarme una mentira rebuscadísima para encubrir a mi hermana.
b. cubrir las espaldas
I'm fed up with covering up for you.Estoy harta de cubrirte las espaldas.
4. (to cover oneself)
a. taparse
If you're cold, cover up with a blanket.Si tienes frío, tápate con una cobija.
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cover up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (conceal)
a. ocultar
2. (cover)
a. cubrir, tapar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (conceal the truth)
a. encubrir
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cover up
transitive verb
1 [+child, object] cubrir completamente; tapar
2 (hide) [+facts] ocultar; [+emotions] disimular;
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (with clothes) abrigarse; taparse
2
to cover up for sb encubrir a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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