Definition of under cover of in English:

under cover of

phrase

  • 1Concealed by.

    ‘the yacht made landfall under cover of darkness’
    • ‘CNN said the Republican Guard were moving under cover of a sandstorm which has buffeted Iraq for the past day.’
    • ‘As far as they can tell, they seem to be moving quickly and under cover of night, but they can find proof of little else.’
    • ‘Eventually we were ordered to withdraw to the river and tried to cross under cover of darkness.’
    • ‘And those that are left are either in hiding, or slipped out of the city under cover of darkness.’
    • ‘Together they moved off, under cover of the leafy green boughs.’
    • ‘We left the next morning under cover of fog to take a similar route back.’
    • ‘He also saw three or four masked men scurry away from the bank under cover of the smoke.’
    • ‘Once they were installed, Mann would fly in under cover of darkness with the rest of the men.’
    • ‘The hands of the authorities are strengthened by flights under cover of darkness.’
    • ‘She watched it as it quickly reversed direction and scampered back under cover of the trees.’
    1. 1.1 While pretending to do.
      ‘Moran watched every move under cover of reading the newspaper’
      • ‘You abused them under cover of medical examination.’