- 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.
- 2drape somebody/something in/with something to cover or decorate someone or something with material walls draped in ivy
- 3 drape 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.
NAmE//dreɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drape
he / she / it drapes
past simple draped
-ing form draping