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

     

    shroud

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʃraʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃraʊd//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shroud
    BrE BrE//ʃraʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃraʊd//
     
    he / she / it shrouds
    BrE BrE//ʃraʊdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃraʊdz//
     
    past simple shrouded
    BrE BrE//ˈʃraʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃraʊdɪd//
     
    past participle shrouded
    BrE BrE//ˈʃraʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃraʊdɪd//
     
    -ing form shrouding
    BrE BrE//ˈʃraʊdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃraʊdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1shroud something in something (of darkness, clouds, cloth, etc.) to cover or hide something The city was shrouded in mist. furniture shrouded in dust sheets
  2. 2shroud something in something to hide information or keep it secret and mysterious His family background is shrouded in mystery.
  3. Word Origin late Old English scrūd ‘garment, clothing’, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘cut’; related to shred. An early sense of the verb (Middle English) was ‘cover so as to protect’.
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