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

 

mantle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmæntl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mantle
BrE BrE//ˈmæntl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntl//
 
he / she / it mantles
BrE BrE//ˈmæntlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntlz//
 
past simple mantled
BrE BrE//ˈmæntld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntld//
 
past participle mantled
BrE BrE//ˈmæntld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntld//
 
-ing form mantling
BrE BrE//ˈmæntlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntlɪŋ//
 
 
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mantle something (literary) to cover the surface of something Heavy mists mantled the forested slopes behind the village. Word Origin Old English mentel, from Latin mantellum ‘cloak’; reinforced in Middle English by Old French mantel.
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