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Definition of closet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

closet

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈklɑzət//
 
closet somebody/yourself + adv./prep.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they closet
 
he / she / it closets
 
past simple closeted
 
-ing form closeting
 
 
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to put someone in a room away from other people, especially so that they can talk privately with someone, or so that they can be alone He was closeted with the President for much of the day. She had closeted herself away in her room.
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