Definition of break cover in English:

break cover


  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You and a few others break cover, sprinting up the beach as if hell itself had you in it's sight.’