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English definition of “drape”

drape

verb     /dreɪp/
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.Hanging and suspendingCovering and adding layers be draped in/with sth to be loosely covered with a cloth: The coffins were all draped with the national flag.Covering and adding layers
(Definition of drape verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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