cloak Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cloak" in British English

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cloaknoun

uk   /kləʊk/  us   /kloʊk/

cloak noun (PIECE OF CLOTHING)

[C] a ​looseouterpiece of ​clothing without ​sleeves, that ​fastens at the ​neck, and is ​worninstead of a ​coat

cloak noun (HIDE)

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

cloakverb [T]

uk   /kləʊk/  us   /kloʊk/
to ​cover or ​hide something: He has always ​kept his ​loveaffairs cloaked insecrecy (= ​kept them ​secret). The ​river is often cloaked inmist in the early ​morning.
(Definition of cloak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cloak" in American English

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cloaknoun

 us   /kloʊk/

cloak noun (PIECE OF CLOTHING)

[C] a ​looseouterpiece of ​clothing without ​sleeves that ​fastens at the ​neck and ​hangs from the ​shoulders

cloak noun (SOMETHING THAT HIDES)

[C usually sing] something that ​covers or ​hides something: The ​agentsoperate under a cloak of ​secrecy.

cloakverb [T]

 us   /kloʊk/

cloak verb [T] (HIDE)

to ​cover or ​hide something: The ​deal was cloaked in ​secrecy.
(Definition of cloak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cloak”
in Korean 망토…
in Arabic عَباءة…
in Malaysian menyelubungi…
in French grand cape…
in Russian накидка, мантия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣服, 斗篷,披風…
in Italian mantello…
in Turkish pelerin, şal…
in Polish peleryna…
in Spanish capa…
in Vietnamese áo choàng không tay, sự che đậy…
in Portuguese capa…
in Thai เสื้อคลุมไม่มีปก, การปกปิด, สิ่งปิดบัง…
in German der Mantel…
in Catalan capa…
in Japanese マント…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣服, 斗篷,披风…
in Indonesian mantel, jaket, penutup…
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