English version

cover for somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcover for somebody phrasal verb1 WORKERto do the work that someone else usually does, because they are not there Who’s covering for you while you’re away?2 PROTECTto prevent someone from getting into trouble by lying for them, especially about where they are or what they are doing cover→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cover for Cindy refused to cover for him when his boss called.Who's going to cover for you while you're on vacation?
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Verb table
cover
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycover
he, she, itcovers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycovered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave covered
he, she, ithas covered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad covered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cover
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have covered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam covering
he, she, itis covering
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you, we, theyare covering
Past
I, he, she, itwas covering
you, we, theywere covering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been covering
he, she, ithas been covering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been covering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be covering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been covering
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