cover one's tracks


cover one's tracks
phrasal to conceal traces in order to elude pursuers or escape detection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cover one's tracks — phrasal or cover up one s tracks : to conceal traces to elude pursuit : hide or mask evidences of usually blameworthy or illicit activity he was guilty but he had covered his tracks too well to be convicted * * * cover one s tracks To take… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover\ one's\ tracks — • cover (up) one s tracks v. phr. 1. To hide and not leave anything, especially foot marks, to show where you have been, so that no one can follow you. The deer covered his tracks by running in a stream. 2. informal To hide or not say where you… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cover one's tracks — or[cover up one s tracks] {v. phr.} 1. To hide and not leave anything, especially foot marks, to show where you have been, so that no one can follow you. * /The deer covered his tracks by running in a stream./ 2. {informal} To hide or not say… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cover one's tracks — or[cover up one s tracks] {v. phr.} 1. To hide and not leave anything, especially foot marks, to show where you have been, so that no one can follow you. * /The deer covered his tracks by running in a stream./ 2. {informal} To hide or not say… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cover one's tracks — hide or not say where one has been or what one has done He was trying to cover his tracks but it was easy to see where he had recently been …   Idioms and examples

  • cover one's tracks — hide one s trail, conceal one s footprints …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cover one's tracks — conceal evidence of one s actions. → send someone to Coventry …   English new terms dictionary

  • cover up one's tracks — phrasal see cover one s tracks …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover\ up\ one's\ tracks — • cover (up) one s tracks v. phr. 1. To hide and not leave anything, especially foot marks, to show where you have been, so that no one can follow you. The deer covered his tracks by running in a stream. 2. informal To hide or not say where you… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tracks — n. trail 1) to leave tracks 2) to make tracks for ( to go directly to ) 3) to cover one s tracks misc. 4) to stop (dead) in one s tracks ( to stop instantaneously ) * * * [ trail ] to leave tracks to cover one s tracks to make tracks for ( to go… …   Combinatory dictionary


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