cover (someone or something) against (something)

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cover (someone or something) against (something)

1. To protect someone or something. Be sure to cover the flowers against the thunderstorm that's coming.
2. To grant one insurance for a particular problem or scenario. Does our homeowner's insurance cover us against flood damage?
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cover someone or something against something

 
1. to cover someone or something as protection against something. You should cover your ears against the cold. I covered little Jimmy against the night's drafts. I covered myself against the driving rain.
2. Rur. [for an insurer] to provide insurance on someone or something against some peril. The insurance policy covered us against losses. This policy covers your car against theft.
See also: cover