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English definition of “cloak”

cloak

noun  /kloʊk/ us  

cloak noun (PIECE OF CLOTHING)

[C] a loose outer piece of clothing without sleeves that fastens at the neck and hangs from the shoulders

cloak noun (SOMETHING THAT HIDES)

[C usually sing] something that covers or hides something: The agents operate under a cloak of secrecy.

cloak

verb [T]  /kloʊk/ us  

cloak verb [T] (HIDE)

to cover or hide something: The deal was cloaked in secrecy.
(Definition of cloak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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