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To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.

The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

In contract law concerning sales transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code provides that a buyer may use cover for protection in an action for breach of a sales contract. The person may, in Good Faith, purchase substitute goods when a seller violates their contract by failure to deliver goods. The buyer may then recover the difference between the original goods or contract price and the cost of cover.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As I opened the gate to let the police in, one man broke cover and scrambled over the fence," the Sun quoted Geller as saying.
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EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs "broke cover" on 28 March at the European Nuclear Assembly and during a debate staged by the Robert Schuman Foundation in Brussels.
Sir - i was pleased to see that Education Minister Jane Davidson broke cover in light of recent comments by Professor David Reynolds that up to 200 primary schools could close.
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