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curtain

noun

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1 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth
  • there has long been a curtain of secrecy surrounding that group

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2 curtains plural pieces of cloth hung to darken, decorate, or divide a room
  • the kittens keep climbing the curtains

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3 curtains plural the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • it'll be curtains for us if we're caught

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curtain

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of curtain (Entry 2 of 2)

to keep secret or shut off from view
  • she dropped her head in shame and curtained her face with her hair

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The first known use of curtain was in the 14th century

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“Curtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/curtain. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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