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veil

US [veɪl]
UK [veɪl]
  • n.面罩;掩饰;掩盖;(修女的)头巾
  • v.掩饰;戴面纱;戴面罩;遮掩
  • Web遮蔽物;头纱;幕
Plural Form:veils  Present Participle:veiling  Past Tense:veiled  
veil
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n.
1.
(尤指女用的)面纱,面罩a covering of very thin transparent material worn, especially by women, to protect or hide the face, or as part of a hat, etc.
a bridal veil
新娘的面纱
2.
(修女的)头巾a piece of cloth worn by nuns over the head and shoulders
3.
[sing]
掩饰;掩盖;借口;托辞something that stops you from learning the truth about a situation
Their work is carried out behind a veil of secrecy.
他们的工作是在秘密掩护下进行的。
It would be better to draw a veil over what happened next(= not talk about it) .
最好把之后发生的事情掩盖起来。
4.
[sing]
薄薄的遮盖层a thin layer that stops you from seeing sth
The mountain tops were hidden beneath a veil of mist.
山顶笼罩在薄雾中。
IDM
take the veil
当修女to become a nun
v.
1.
~ sth/yourself
戴面纱;戴面罩to cover your face with a veil
2.
~ sth
遮掩;掩饰to cover sth with sth that hides it partly or completely
A fine drizzle began to veil the hills.
蒙蒙的细雨渐渐笼罩了群山。

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