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"drape" in British English

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drapeverb

uk   us   /dreɪp/
drape sth across, on, over, etc. sth to put something such as ​cloth or a ​piece of ​clothingloosely over something: He draped his ​jacket over the back of the ​chair and ​sat down to ​eat. She draped the ​scarfloosely around her ​shoulders.be draped in/with sth to be ​looselycovered with a ​cloth: The ​coffins were all draped with the ​nationalflag.

drapenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dreɪp/
the way in which ​clothfolds or ​hangs as it ​covers something: She ​liked the ​heavy drape of ​velvet.drapes [plural] (also draperies) US heavycurtains made with ​thickcloth
(Definition of drape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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drapeverb [T]

 us   /dreɪp/
to ​hang or ​cover with something ​loosely and often in a ​decorative way: She draped a ​warmscarf around her ​shoulders.
(Definition of drape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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