Definition of 'cloak'
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Social media provides a cloak of anonymity for internet trolls. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The smile is a big cloak which covers a multitude of pains. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cloak can no longer hide me. The Sun (2012)He often seemed to wear a troubled cloak. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their staging agreements are cloaked in secrecy and the rest of us have had a raw deal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They had given evidence under the cloak of anonymity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Perhaps he used his cloak of invisibility. The Sun (2009)He belongs to the nobility and wears their cloak and manners. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Such matters are shrouded in secrecy and the cloak of confidentiality. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then he was protected for life by a cloak of anonymity. The Sun (2013)There are many alternatives to equities that can prove to be equally dubious while being wrapped in a cloak of respectability. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sounds better than any invisibility cloak. The Sun (2015)Nobody wears a cloak any more. The Sun (2012)We had a cloak of anonymity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet they've managed to keep a cloak of respectability. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He could blend in or out at will, as if he had an invisibility cloak. The Sun (2012)The cloak he wears is exactly like the one preferred by Superman. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A cloak of secrecy could hide all sorts of corruption. The Sun (2007)Them keeps its monsters cloaked in shadowy darkness until the very end, which is probably why it is so chilling. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One by one they moved, shuffling closer to the reassuring glow and pulling their thick cloaks tightly about their heads. The Gods of Asgard (1989)When the vendors bought it from him, he left behind a chest, a cloak and a hat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You know that modish new technology is being used as a cloak to disguise bad manners, laziness and penny-pinching. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They appear to be wearing a dark gray cloak that covers the top of their heads, their backs, and their wings. Christianity Today (2000)Is that a UFO cloaked in the mist over Denver? Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'cloak'
British English: cloak NOUN
A cloak is a long, loose, sleeveless piece of clothing which people used to wear over their other clothes when they went out.
Definition of cloak from the Collins English Dictionary
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