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Definition of cloak verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cloak

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kləʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kloʊk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cloak
BrE BrE//kləʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kloʊk//
 
he / she / it cloaks
BrE BrE//kləʊks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kloʊks//
 
past simple cloaked
BrE BrE//kləʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kloʊkt//
 
past participle cloaked
BrE BrE//kləʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kloʊkt//
 
-ing form cloaking
BrE BrE//ˈkləʊkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkloʊkɪŋ//
 
 
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cloak something (in something) [often passive] (literary) to cover or hide something The hills were cloaked in thick mist. The meeting was cloaked in mystery. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French cloke, dialect variant of cloche ‘bell, cloak’ (from its bell shape), from medieval Latin clocca ‘bell’. Compare with clock.
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