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drape

  

      vb  
1    tr   to hang or cover with flexible material or fabric, usually in folds; adorn  
2    to hang or arrange or be hung or arranged, esp. in folds  
3    tr   to place casually and loosely; hang  
she draped her arm over the back of the chair     
      n  
4    often pl   a cloth or hanging that covers something in folds; drapery  
5    the way in which fabric hangs,   (See also)        drapes  
     (C15: from Old French draper, from drap piece of cloth; see drab1)  
  drapable, drapeable      adj  
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drape

  
1    adorn, array, cloak, cover, fold, swathe, wrap  
2    dangle, droop, drop, hang, lean over, let fall, suspend  

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See also:

drapes, draper, drapes, drap

shape in a drape exp.
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress

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