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uk   /dreɪp/ us   /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.
be draped in/with sth
to be loosely covered with a cloth: The coffins were all draped with the national flag.

drapenoun [C or U]

uk   /dreɪp/ us   /dreɪp/
the way in which cloth folds or hangs as it covers something: She liked the heavy drape of velvet.
drapes [plural] also draperies US
heavy curtains made with thick cloth
(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 warm scarf around her shoulders.
(Definition of drape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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