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
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And if your work is visible, then you may probably need specialist insurance as your home policy may not cover you against a claim.
Products liability may cover you against the implications of unforeseen circumstances such as product faults or failures which you were not able to see prior to the event.
Insurance policies such as Card Protection Plan (0870 608 1529 or www.cpp.co.uk) cover you against loss, and one call will ensure all providers are notified and replacement documents requested.
And it will typically cover you against disasters involving any of the people providing services such as wedding cars, food and drink, or videos and photographs.
Your buildings insurance should cover you against everything from fire to an explosion, which in the very worst case could mean having the remains of your home demolished, the site cleared, and a new home built from scratch.
You can buy policies which cover you against being abducted by aliens or hit by an asteroid which is, alarmingly, considered to be more likely than winning the Lottery jackpot.
Many travel insurance policies don't cover you against anything more exotic than a game of tennis.
Policies don't normally cover you against theft by your family or even a lodger.
It will cover you against accidents and loss of equipment plus usual travel risks such as loss of baggage and compensation for delays and cancellations.
But it should cover you against spilling paint on the carpet, accidental damage during DIY, damaged TV sets, broken glass and lost keys or belongings.
A typical policy will cover you against cancellation due to accident or illness, lost deposits should a supplier go bust and damage to the wedding dress.
A typical policy, which costs between pounds 40 and pounds 50, will cover you against cancellation through accident, illness, lost deposits in case a supplier goes bust and damage to the wedding dress.
A typical wedding insurance policy will cover you against cancellation due to accident or illness, lost deposits should a supplier go bust and damage to the wedding dress.
Most policies cover you against 22 serious conditions but there are cheaper ones which cover up to six major illnesses.
A basic contents policy will cover you against fire and smoke, explosion and lightning, storm or flood, theft and vandalism and subsidence.