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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A loose outer item of clothing. Also: Something that covers or hides.

Usage examples (23)
  • They moved carefully under the cloak of night.
  • Now, the protective propaganda cloak is shredding.
  • That cloak is a thin facade that will crumble easily.
  • The cloak is often used as a bed coverlet in the East. for more
Tutoring comment
  • She found a small "clock" (device to measure time) in the "cloaca" (internal cavity in birds and fish) of the fish, so she put it under her "cloak" (cape) to take it home.
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