- . (esp of game animals) to come out from a shelter or hiding place
Example Sentences Including 'break cover'
But even as the faint hope flickered inside him, he saw the first wave of Fascist troops break cover from the village.
The White Dove
Eerily, no one at the FCO is willing to break cover about the scheme.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
Harry had no choice but to break cover , and start towards him, hoping Ted would catch sight of him and retreat.
Hollis was aware of Hartwell unholstering his gun, about to break cover , and he held him back.
Mr Peter Hain was the first minister to break cover and to suggest it did not.
No one was ever quite sure where he was, or what he was up to, until he chose to break cover by issuing unambiguous instructions.
LOST LION OF EMPIRE:The Life of 'Cape-to-Cairo' Grogan (2002)
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