One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suddenly leave a place of shelter, especially vegetation, when being hunted or pursued.‘it was more than likely that the tigress would break cover and try to rush me’
- ‘You and a few others break cover, sprinting up the beach as if hell itself had you in it's sight.’
- ‘I saw a lone soldier break cover and run across to a ferry or barge moored on the bank of the river Po.’
- ‘We broke cover and fought our way towards the school house.’
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