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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.
Translations of “closet”
in Korean 작은 방…
in Arabic خِزانة…
in French placard…
in Turkish gömme dolap…
in Italian guardaroba, armadio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指放衣服的)壁櫥,壁櫃,儲藏室…
in Russian шкаф…
in Polish szafa wnękowa…
in Spanish armario…
in Portuguese guarda-roupa, armário…
in German die Kammer…
in Catalan armari…
in Japanese 押入れ, 戸棚, クローゼット…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指放衣服的)壁橱,壁柜,储藏室…
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