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shroud

noun [C] uk   /ʃraʊd/ us  

shroud noun [C] (CLOTH)

a cloth or long, loose piece of clothing that is used to wrap a dead body before it is buried

shroud noun [C] (HIDE)

a layer of something that covers or surrounds something: Everything was covered in a thick shroud of dust. a situation that prevents something from being known or understood: The truth about the accident remains hidden beneath a shroud of secrecy.

shroud

verb [T] uk   /ʃraʊd/ us  
to hide something by covering or surrounding it: Visitors have complained about the scaffolding that shrouds half the castle. Suddenly all the lights went out and the house was shrouded in darkness. The mist shrouding the valley had lifted by eight o'clock.
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