cover for

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 are away or ill

I'm just covering for Mrs Tyler, so please bear with me.

2) cover for someone to protect someone from punishment, for example by telling a lie for them

If Pauline asks where I am, will you cover for me?

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