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drape

verb uk   /dreɪp/ us  
drape sth across, on, over, etc. sth to put something such as cloth or a piece of clothing loosely over something: He draped his jacket over the back of the chair and sat down to eat. She draped the scarf loosely around her shoulders. be draped in/with sth to be loosely covered with a cloth: The coffins were all draped with the national flag.

drape

noun [C or U] uk   /dreɪp/ us  
the way in which cloth folds or hangs as it covers something: She liked the heavy drape of velvet. drapes [plural] (also draperies) US heavy curtains made with thick cloth
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