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

 

swathe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sweɪð//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sweɪð//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swathe
BrE BrE//sweɪð//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sweɪð//
 
he / she / it swathes
BrE BrE//sweɪðz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sweɪðz//
 
past simple swathed
BrE BrE//sweɪðd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sweɪðd//
 
past participle swathed
BrE BrE//sweɪðd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sweɪðd//
 
-ing form swathing
BrE BrE//ˈsweɪðɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsweɪðɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] swathe somebody/something (in something) (formal) to wrap or cover somebody/something in something He was lying on the hospital bed, swathed in bandages. The village was swathed in early morning mist. Word Originverb late Old English swath- (noun), swathian (verb); compare with swaddle.
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