break cover

break cover
also break covert phrasal to start from a covert or lair

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • break cover — Ⅰ. ► break cover (of game being hunted) emerge into the open. Main Entry: ↑break Ⅱ. ► break cover suddenly leave shelter when being pursued. Main Entry: ↑cover …   English terms dictionary

  • break cover — phrasal or break covert : to start from a covert or lair the hunted fox broke cover * * * break cover 1. (of eg a fox) to burst out from concealment 2. To come out of hiding • • • Main Entry: ↑break * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • break cover — v. come out from a protected location or hideout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • break cover — suddenly leave a place of shelter when being hunted or pursued. → send someone to Coventry …   English new terms dictionary

  • break cover — to suddenly appear from where you have been hiding …   English dictionary

  • break cover — idi to emerge, esp. suddenly, from a place of concealment …   From formal English to slang

  • To break cover — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To break cover — Cover Cov er (k?v ?r), n. 1. Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak. Under cover of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …   English terms 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