Translation of cover in Spanish:


tapa, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkʌvə//ˈkəvər/


  • 1

    • 1.1(lid, casing)

      tapa feminine
      cubierta feminine
      • The spherical covers not only protect the antenna but also hide which direction it is pointing in.
      • The unit is fantastic for shirts, duvet covers and bedspreads and uses only 2.4 feet of space.
      • With either system, deep rubber floormats and coated vinyl seat covers are included to protect the interior from muddy riders.
      • Daniel lifted the manhole cover and placed it on the side.
      • Behind the battery cover, your memory cards are protected from pocket fluff.
      • A third hole made in the cover and plugged with a rubber septum was used for watering.
      • His rescue began when a neighbor heard him whimpering lifted a manhole cover and peered into the storm drain.
      • The cover to the hole from the sewers began to twitch, then was lifted and set aside by pale hands.
      • She saw the toilet to his right and, figuring it as good a place as any, walked to it, taking a seat on the lowered cover.
      • The casing includes a circular area on the front protected by an acrylic cover.
      • The heating elements are very well protected and the cover is washable.
      • For example, fabric row covers can protect low-growing food crops, such as cabbage or squash.
      • She replaced the cover and stabbed holes in it, even though she knew he was dead.
      • There is a dense cloud cover, and then it rains.
      • Even if you have a fitted boat cover, consider adding a tarp over it to protect the cover from bird droppings or other damage.
      • ‘If we put covers on before it's totally thawed out, the covers basically protect the frost,’ he said.
      • Then she carefully fitted the other side of the silver cover and sealed both sides together with her finger.
      • When I got home, I discovered the problem - the memory card cover had broken off.
      • Making sure the distance was accurate; he pressed a red button on top of the control stick which was concealed by a flip-up cover.
      • The gas board had forgotten to put the cover back on the hole.
      • The back cover is designed for one purpose only: to completely conceal the rear of the motherboard.
      • Many of them are so tall that they are hidden by dense cloud cover for days at a time.
      • To our right, carpets of flowers reach up to a thick cloud cover.
      • Adam took a frozen dinner from the fridge, stabbed a few holes in the filmy cover and threw it in the microwave.
      • Hair from each subject was collected in a plastic container with a cover.
      • When these guys brandished guns on their album covers you knew they weren't joking.
      • Attempts from the council to board them up and drill holes in the covers to let water flow through have failed.
      • Light shone through the holes in the manhole covers.
      • Before displaying the car in public, I washed it, painted over major scratches and put fresh covers on the seats.
      • In fact, the only thing that isn't going to work is the duvet cover.
      • The wind blew the row cover off the seed bed leaving the tender young radishes exposed to the flies.
      • Never store leather in plastic bags or other nonporous covers or containers.
      • The plants are placed in the pit, the pots are mulched in and the cover sealed down.
      • The ground floor windows have been sealed with fitted steel covers.
      • Try a plastic bag over the storm cover to protect it from rain and sand.
      • They've been asking a lot of questions about these seat covers.
      • You can customize these buttons by sliding your own labels under the removable clear plastic covers.
      • This cover protects the soil from raindrop impact, reducing erosion and crusting of the soil.
      • A small recess along the top lip of the can ensures a tight seal with the upper cover.
      • Manhole covers have been sealed, sight-lines checked and staff vetted.
      • Three years ago, three serious offenders escaped after throwing a loose manhole cover through a fence during exercise.

    • 1.2

      (over tennis court, vehicle) lona feminine
      (for cushion, sofa, typewriter) funda feminine
      (for book, notebook) forro masculine
      bed cover cubrecama masculine
      • She has been gracing covers of magazines everywhere and appearing on numerous talks shows.
      • He appeared on the cover of Time magazine and was glamorised as a gangster the law couldn't bring down.
      • She will not be indulging in either Botox or a facelift for the cover photo shoot.
      • Her commercial work includes newspaper and magazine features and book covers.
      • After the pages were dry, I used a three-hole punch to punch holes in the covers.
      • Since then, her art has been included in children's books, on book covers and in magazines.
      • She wrote several books, appeared in the theater and on magazine covers.
      • The inside front cover has an inscription from Qian to my father.
      • The young man made his way as illustrator for book covers and magazines.
      • He was reading a book with a worn cover and yellow pages and was dressed in a normal shirt, jeans and a lab coat.
      • He has appeared on magazine covers, commercials and television shows.
      • Cory emailed it over last night for me to read and provide a cover blurb.
      • Almost all of his work from then on was for magazine covers and book illustrations.
      • Your cover story revealed many unknown facts about the most beautiful monument on earth.
      • You cannot always judge a book by the cover, title page, or table of contents.
      • I'm just trying to get one more back cover blurb to assure bestseller status.
      • The cover features a dark forest at night, the title done in silver.
      • The report, bearing the Pentagon seal on its cover, was posted two weeks ago on a US Department of Defense web site.
      • Appearing on magazine covers - that's what she's for.
      • I was asked to appear on covers of art magazines I had once worshipped.

    • 1.3covers pl(bedclothes)

      the covers las frazadas Latin America

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (of book) tapa feminine
      (of book) cubierta feminine
      (of magazine) portada feminine
      (of magazine) carátula feminine Andes
      front cover portada feminine
      • back cover contraportada
      • hard/soft covers tapas duras/blandas
      • to read sth from cover to cover leer algo de cabo a rabo
      • before noun cover price precio de venta al público

    • 2.2(envelope, package)

      under separate cover por separado
      • under plain cover en sobre sin membrete

  • 3

    • 3.1(shelter, protection)

      to take cover guarecerse
      • we took cover from the rain in a barn nos guarecimos de la lluvia en un granero
      • to run for cover correr a ponerse a cubierto
      • under cover of darkness / night al abrigo / amparo de la oscuridad / de la noche
      • to give sb cover cubrir a algn
      • air cover cobertura aérea
      • to break cover salir al descubierto

    • 3.2(of vegetation)

      this plant provides good ground cover esta planta cubre rápidamente el terreno

    • 3.3(front, pretense)

      tapadera feminine
      pantalla feminine
      the bar served as a cover for illegal activities el bar servía de tapadera / de pantalla para negocios ilegales
      • to blow / break sb's cover desenmascarar a algn
      • They are unacceptable and very often a cover for the criminal underworld.
      • She's just using the feminist thing as a cover - imagine how much she can get away with in the name of feminism.
      • The bombing was probably a cover for a kidnap attempt, but she wasn't there at the time, so they had to try again.
      • The Clandestine Service needs to continue the efforts it has been making to move away from cover in embassies.
      • It is difficult to see how such cover can work at all if a fronting company alone is the reinsured.
      • At that time, the intelligence services used cover organizations to ask him to write about China.
      • But it seemed like excellent cover for my past crimes, and no one had found me out yet.
      • The government said the building was used as cover by militants to attack them.
      • My immediate task was to participate in the final technical preparations for our three cover options.
      • Everything about equality and acceptance was simply a cover for a dark conspiracy.
      • Working under embassy cover offered a case officer the worst of both worlds.
      • The British too have been painted as villains, accused of using the trials as cover for a plot to shut down the island.
      • ISA would operate under a host of cover names to confuse anyone without the need to know.
      • He also helped cover of scams and spy on the respective people of Versanalus.

  • 4

    • 4.1British (insurance)

      cobertura feminine
      the policy provides third-party cover la póliza cubre contra terceros
      • to take out cover against sth asegurarse contra algo
      • Yet he was concerned that, without the legal cover from Goldsmith, military personnel could be prosecuted for war crimes.
      • Some travel cover also excludes cancellations due to terrorism.
      • And the alternative, travelling without medical cover, is a dangerous gamble for the sick.
      • Many reception venues will insist that couples have adequate insurance cover before they will hire out their rooms.
      • The same applies to free travel cover provided by bank package accounts and credit cards.
      • We supported lifetime health cover when it went through the parliament.
      • Despite all these many billions spent on health and 5 years of private cover, I've picked up a bit of sniffle.
      • But did you know that if you are planning to rent out your property, you need extra insurance cover?
      • We would require some indemnity from them to cover us from liability.
      • The purpose of life cover is to provide support for your dependants.
      • The better the quality, the better the cover will protect your investment.
      • Although price is important, it is essential to get the correct type of cover, so make sure you compare like with like.
      • Skiers and snowboarders are advised not to buy cover from their travel agent unless they want to end up paying over the odds.
      • The health board does provide a grant for families having a home birth while private health cover does meet the balance.
      • In Ireland, where one can opt for private cover, there is an equally successful method of guaranteeing good treatment for the poor.
      • Eventually, with the help of the British Epileptic Association, they were able to arrange cover.
      • Two primary care trusts announced there would be an overhaul in arrangements for cover at community hospitals.
      • Tour operators, travel agents, airlines, banks and health insurers have started to offer travel cover.
      • However, if you are relying on a home insurance policy, check with your insurer that cover extends to travel overseas.
      • There may be no negligence in the driving of the motor vehicle but there still be cover provided by the policy.
      • Their cover permitted travel throughout the country and, it is thought, even into Gibraltar and the Spanish enclaves.

    • 4.2(in banking)

      garantía feminine

  • 5

    (reserve duty)
    volunteers provide cover for the firemen un cuerpo de voluntarios suple a los bomberos cuando es necesario
  • 6also cover charge

    (in restaurant) cubierto masculine
    (in nightclub) consumición mínima feminine US
  • 7

    (of a song)
    versión feminine
    • Or maybe it's just a cheesy cover version and I'm getting sentimental as our departure looms.
    • Another cover version drew a more mixed response from both these listeners, however.
    • The song is a cover of the 1980's teen dirge.
    • I remember the Sixties covers bands that were fixtures at clubs across the North West.
    • And when we would do funk covers people said we sounded like Jamiroquai, which I could sort of see.
    • It is a compilation of Beatles cover songs by artists that are relatively unknown.
    • Sometimes the cover version is done by an artist as a loving homage to a performer they admire.
    • Is it, therefore, a coincidence that their biggest hit so far is essentially a cover version; albeit a cheeky one?
    • Currently on repeat play, however, is a very bizarre cover version of the aforementioned song.
    • The songs are a fine collection of self composed numbers and splendid cover versions.
    • Disappointing cover version aside this is quite an accomplished album that won't disappoint.
    • One of my favourite internet tunes from last year now has a cover version.
    • Yes, I always like to do cover songs when my band acts on stage.
    • A tired old boy band singing a cover version of a song that was rubbish anyway?
    • Some big star should snap it up for a cover version.
    • And no, I don't like the cover version of It's My Life.
    • Good, bad or just plain wrong, If I see a cover version of a song I know, I have to have it.
    • Do you have a favorite cover version of one of your songs?
    • What was kind of fun to watch was when they did cover songs from the parent's of their fans generation.

transitive verb

  • 1

    ivy covers the walls la hiedra cubre las paredes
    • they covered the walls with slogans llenaron / cubrieron las paredes de pintadas
    • he covered himself with glory se cubrió de gloria
    • to be covered in sth estar cubierto de algo
    • she was covered in paint estaba cubierta de pintura
    • everything was covered in / with dust todo estaba cubierto / lleno de polvo
  • 2

    (saucepan/hole) tapar
  • 3

    (cushion) ponerle una funda a
    (book) forrar
    (sofa) tapizar
    (sofa) recubrir
  • 4

    (terrace/passage) techar
    (terrace/passage) cubrir
    covered market mercado cubierto masculine
  • 5

    (extend over)
    (area/floor) cubrir
    (page) llenar
  • 6

    (travel, traverse)
    (distance) recorrer
    (distance) cubrir
    we covered 200km a day recorrimos 200km por día
  • 7

    (operate over)
    (area/region) cubrir
  • 8

    (deal with)
    (syllabus) cubrir
    (topic) tratar
    (eventuality) contemplar
    this case is not covered by existing legislation la legislación vigente no contempla este caso
  • 9

    (report on)
  • 10

    (apply to)
    this legislation only covers large companies esta legislación solo afecta / se aplica a las empresas grandes
  • 11

    she covered her ears/eyes se tapó los oídos/ojos
    • to cover one's head cubrirse (la cabeza)
  • 12

    (surprise/ignorance) disimular
    (mistake/blunder) ocultar
    (mistake/blunder) tapar informal
  • 13

    (guard, protect)
    we have all the exits covered tenemos todas las salidas cubiertas
    • I'll keep you covered yo te cubro
  • 14

    (point gun at)
    apuntarle a
    we've got you covered! ¡te tenemos encañonado!
  • 15

    (opponent) marcar
    (shot/base/court) cubrir
  • 16

    (pay for, meet)
    (expenses/costs) cubrir
    (liabilities) hacer frente a
    will $100 cover it? ¿alcanzará con 100 dólares?
  • 17

    the policy covers you against all risks esta póliza lo cubre contra todo tipo de riesgos
    • to be covered against sth estar asegurado contra algo
  • 18

    (stake) igualar
  • 19

    (jack/card) matar
  • 20

    (bull/stallion) cubrir
  • 21

    (song) versionar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to cover for sb encubrir a algn
  • 2

    (conceal truth)
    to cover for sb encubrir a algn

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to cover oneself cubrirse las espaldas