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closet

noun [C]  /ˈklɑz·ɪt/ us  
a small room or space in a wall where you can store things such as clothes, sheets, etc., often having a door so that it can be closed: a clothes/linen closet

closet

adjective  /ˈklɑz·ɪt/ us  
kept secret from others: a closet liberal

closet

verb [T always + adv/prep]  /ˈklɑz·ət/ us  
to arrange to meet privately with someone where you will not be interrupted: The president and his advisers closeted themselves with the congressional leadership.
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