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cloaknoun

uk   /kləʊk/  us   /kloʊk/

cloak noun (PIECE OF CLOTHING)

[C] a loose outer piece of clothing without sleeves, that fastens at the neck, and is worn instead of a coat

cloak noun (HIDE)

[S or U] something that hides, covers, or keeps something else secret: The restaurant he owned was just a cloak for (= hid) his drug-dealing activities. They left the house under cloak of darkness.

cloakverb [T]

uk   /kləʊk/  us   /kloʊk/
to cover or hide something: He has always kept his love affairs cloaked in secrecy (= kept them secret). The river is often cloaked in mist in the early morning.
Translations of “cloak”
in Arabic عَباءة…
in Korean 망토…
in Malaysian menyelubungi…
in French grand cape…
in Turkish pelerin, şal…
in Italian mantello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣服, 斗篷,披風…
in Russian накидка, мантия…
in Polish peleryna…
in Vietnamese áo choàng không tay, sự che đậy…
in Spanish capa…
in Portuguese capa…
in Thai เสื้อคลุมไม่มีปก, การปกปิด, สิ่งปิดบัง…
in German der Mantel…
in Catalan capa…
in Japanese マント…
in Indonesian mantel, jaket, penutup…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣服, 斗篷,披风…
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