drape over (someone or something)

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drape over (someone or something)

1. To lay on a piece of furniture, usually with one's limbs splayed. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "drape" and "over." John came in and draped himself over the sofa while moaning about his ex-girlfriend. I was so exhausted from traveling that I draped myself over the bed as soon as I got to my hotel room.
2. To loosely place something over someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "drape" and "over." It wasn't as cold out when I left the theater, so I just draped my coat over my shoulders.
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drape oneself over something

to sprawl on a piece of furniture. He draped himself over the armchair and dropped off to sleep. He came in and casually draped himself over grandmother's antique chair.
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drape over (something)

[for cloth] to cover something and hang down. The robe draped over her knees, but she was still cold. The tablecloth draped over and reached down to the floor.
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The Philippine government has asked the family of the hostage-taker blamed for killing eight Chinese nationals from Hong Kong in a Manila park on Monday, to take away the Philippine flag draped over his coffin, a radio report said.
THEY hung Freddie Flintoff from scaffolding high above Goa at England's latest one-day debacle -even if he was only advertising bottled water on huge banners draped over the floodlight pylons.
The shiny plastic surface of the sheeting draped over the Basil D'Oliveira Stand reflected the sun's rays and forced the umpires, George Sharp and the one-time Worcestershire favourite, Vanburn Holder, to halt the match.
It also must pass the ``cheesecloth-drape test,'' where a 20-layer pad of cheesecloth is draped over the center of the lamp guard to see whether or not it will burn while the lamp is on.
THEY hung Freddie Flintoff from scaf folding high above Goa at England's latest one-day debacle - even if he was only advertising bottled water on huge banners draped over the floodlight pylons.
The only indignity was being denied a true hero's exit, forced to leave the arena three overs before the end, doubled up in pain draped over the shoulder of the Bears physio.
Designer: A large square scarf with the designer name as part of the print, worn draped over a shoulder, tied loosely over a suit or tied around a kell bag handle, with the name showing.