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According to WordNet, the verb "cover" has 26 sense(s).

201582200 cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery".

202310674 be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?".

201148580 be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game.

202629793 include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group".

202147109 spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well".

202474446 invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory".

202687916 span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles".

202672859 make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father".

200060185 sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs".

200967455 maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor".

200048633 clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!".

201148296 protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field".

201207951 form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave".

202148369 hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House".

200891216 protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this".

201912159 travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day".

201150010 play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again".

201430447 copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare".

202395194 help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week".

200967098 be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City".

202395000 to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself".

201033527 act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China".

201332730 provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers".

201336635 put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy".

202675935 provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary".

201129201 hold within range of an aimed firearm.

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