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cover your tracks

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcover your trackscover your tracksto try to hide something you have done so that other people do not find out He started to destroy documents to cover his tracks. cover
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cover your tracksA man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks.But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks.Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks?He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks.Instead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks.It burst through the earth at the top and we had to cover its tracks.They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.She covered her tracks by saying that she'd been at a friend's house all that evening.Davis covered his tracks so well that no one could prove he had received any of the money.From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.
cover your trackscover your tracksHIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEto be careful not to leave any signs that could let people know where you have been or what you have done because you want to keep it a secret, usually because it is illegal He tried to cover his tracks by burning all the documents. track
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cover your tracksInstead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks.They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks.It burst through the earth at the top and we had to cover its tracks.But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks.A man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks.Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks?
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