Pronunciation: (kuv'ur-ing), [key]
1. something laid over or wrapped around a thing, esp. for concealment, protection, or warmth.
2. Math.cover (def. 52).
3. the buying of securities or commodities that one has sold short, in order to return them to the person from whom they were borrowed.
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