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closet

noun [C] uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/ mainly US
A2 a cupboard or a small room with a door, used for storing things, especially clothes: a bedroom/linen/storage closet

closet

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/
to put yourself in a place, especially a closed space, and stay there: Two weeks before my exams I closeted myself (away) in my room with my books and I didn't speak to anyone. The president has been closeted with (= having a private meeting with) his advisers for several hours.

closet

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/
used to refer to a belief, activity, or feeling that is kept secret from the public, usually because you are frightened of the results of it becoming known: a closet alcoholic/smoker Dole portrayed the president in campaign speeches as a "closet liberal".
Translations of “closet”
in Arabic خِزانة…
in Korean 작은 방…
in Malaysian almari pakaian…
in French placard…
in Turkish gömme dolap…
in Italian guardaroba, armadio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指放衣服的)壁櫥,壁櫃,儲藏室…
in Russian шкаф…
in Polish szafa wnękowa…
in Vietnamese tủ…
in Spanish armario…
in Portuguese guarda-roupa, armário…
in Thai ตู้…
in German die Kammer…
in Catalan armari…
in Japanese 押入れ, 戸棚, クローゼット…
in Indonesian lemari…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指放衣服的)壁橱,壁柜,储藏室…
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