Once they did so, they became responsible for covering up—and continuing the mistakes of their political opponents.
For the Journal, covering it all has been an awkward and frustrating challenge.
Jack Germond has been covering national politics and Washington since 1960.
Apropos inflation, the government could try to inflate its way out of this crisis, covering the deficit by printing money.
MD: If we are covering this too much, we did not cover other shootings enough.
There were other documents besides the covering letter which they read very carefully.
Decency has to do with the covering of the body and with the concealment of bodily functions.
Such a covering would not stand a strong wind, but the cabin was well sheltered.
"Well, let me see," said aunt Madge, covering her eyes with her fingers.
The next moment he was kneeling by the bedside, his face buried in the covering, which shook from the strong emotion it concealed.
mid-12c., from Old French covrir (12c., Modern French couvrir) "to cover, protect, conceal, dissemble," from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperire "to cover over, overwhelm, bury," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + operire "to close, cover" (see weir). Related: Covered; covering. Military sense is from 1680s; newspaper sense first recorded 1893; use in football dates from 1907. Betting sense is 1857. OF horses, as a euphemism for "copulate" it dates from 1530s. Covered wagon attested from 1745.
early 13c., in compounds, from cover (v.). Meaning "recording of a song already recorded by another" is 1966. Cover girl is U.S. slang from 1915, shortening of magazine-cover girl.