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[usually sing.] action that is taken to hide a mistake or illegal activity from the public: Government sources denied there had been a deliberate cover-up.
big, major | government
VERB + COVER-UP
be engaged in, be implicated in, be involved in
Military leaders were involved in a major cover-up.
| accuse sb of
cover-ups by the police
| ~ over
evidence of a cover-up over arms sales
allegations/claims of a cover-up
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