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Definition of drape verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drape
    he / she / it drapes
    past simple draped
    -ing form draping
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  1. 1drape something around/over/across, etc. something to hang clothes, materials, etc. loosely on someone or something She had a shawl draped around her shoulders. He draped his coat over the back of the chair. She draped a cover over the old sofa.
  2. 2drape somebody/something in/with something to cover or decorate someone or something with material walls draped in ivy
  3. 3drape something around/over, etc. something to allow part of your body to rest on something in a relaxed way His arm was draped casually around her shoulders.
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