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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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MY heavily defeated opponent, Neil Bradbury, has broken cover (Voice of the North, February 15) to defend Lib Dem and Conservative leaders after being silent about broken promises on tuition fees, forests threatened with privatisation and the NHS and Royal Mail being flogged to foreign owners.
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The Daily Telegraph says: "The man behind the leak - who is a civilian - has broken cover to tell his story for the first time, in the hope that it will shame the Government into finally supplying the right equipment for soldiers risking their lives in Afghanistan."
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FIAT has broken cover to launch a very bold and very public play for GM's European operations.