Definitions

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  • v. To strip of drapery; to uncover or unveil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To strip of drapery; to uncover or unveil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strip of drapery; uncover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. strip something of drapery

Etymologies

un- +‎ drape (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The prince does not dress himself and a male staffer, different from the one who shaves him every morning, was there to drape and undrape the substantial princely body.

    Richard Carlson: Money Talks

  • “Thank you very much,” I said as I tried to undrape Camilla without causing any serious injuries to either of us.

    DearlyDevotedDexter

  • Tibetans, for example, hang a curtain in front of their paintings of Buddha-figures - especially those whose forms are open to misunderstanding by the uninitiated - and undrape them only when meditating or performing rituals.

    Secondary Tantric Vows

  • Far above in the liquid darkness rolls the brilliant ball of the moon; beneath, in its light, lies the lake, in murmuring, troubled sleep; round about, the mountains, looking strange and blanched, seem to bare their heads and undrape their shoulders.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 5

  • Menelaus’s sword was drawn to seek vengeance on the agent of his humiliation and suffering, but Helen had merely to undrape her breasts to change his mind.

    The Trojan War

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