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English definition of “veil”

veil

noun (UNCLEAR)    /veɪl/
[S] literary a thin covering of something, which you can see through, but not very clearly: The view over the lake was obscured by a veil of mist that hung in the air.Coverings and layers C2 [S] literary something that prevents you from knowing what is happening: The government has been urged to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the minister's unexpected resignation.Hiding and disguising draw a veil over sth literary to not talk any more about a subject because it could cause trouble or embarrassment: I think we should draw a veil over everything that happened at the party, don't you?Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of veil noun (UNCLEAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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