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cloak

2 verb
     
cloak2 [transitive usually passive]
1 to deliberately hide facts, feelings etc so that people do not see or understand them - used especially in news reports
cloaked in secrecy/mystery
The talks have been cloaked in secrecy.
2 literary to cover something, for example with darkness or snow
cloak in
hills cloaked in mist
cloaked adjective:
The riders were cloaked (=they wore cloaks).

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