cover for someone (to)

 Temporarily take on another worker’s responsibilities.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • cover for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms cover for : present tense I/you/we/they cover for he/she/it covers for present participle covering for past tense covered for past participle covered for 1) cover for someone to do someone s work while they… …   English dictionary

  • cover for — verb provide an excuse or alibi for someone so as to cover up guilt I won t lie and cover for you • Hypernyms: ↑protect • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈcover for sb — phrasal verb 1) to do someone s work while they are away 2) to protect someone from punishment, for example by telling a lie for them …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cover for — temporarily take over the job or role of. → send someone to Coventry …   English new terms dictionary

  • cover — cov|er1 [ kʌvər ] verb transitive *** ▸ 1 put something over something else ▸ 2 be all over something ▸ 3 include and deal with ▸ 4 report/describe ▸ 5 provide insurance ▸ 6 have enough money for ▸ 7 travel a distance ▸ 8 perform someone else s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cover — [[t]kʌ̱və(r)[/t]] ♦ covers, covering, covered 1) VERB If you cover something, you place something else over it in order to protect it, hide it, or close it. [V n with n] Cover the casserole with a tight fitting lid... [V n] He whimpered and co …   English dictionary

  • cover — ► VERB 1) put something over or in front of (someone or something) so as to protect or conceal. 2) spread or extend over. 3) deal with. 4) travel (a specified distance). 5) (of money) be enough to pay for. 6) (of insurance) protect against a… …   English terms dictionary

  • cover */*/*/ — I UK [ˈkʌvə(r)] / US [ˈkʌvər] verb [transitive] Word forms cover : present tense I/you/we/they cover he/she/it covers present participle covering past tense covered past participle covered 1) cover or cover over or cover up to put one thing over… …   English dictionary

  • Cover — The purchase of a contract to offset a previously established short position. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. cover cov‧er 1 [ˈkʌvə ǁ ər] noun [uncountable] 1. INSURANCE insurance against losing something or suffering damage,… …   Financial and business terms

  • cover — Used to indicate the repurchase of previously sold contracts as, he covered his short position. Short covering is synonymous with liquidating a short position or evening up a short position. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary The amount above… …   Financial and business terms

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