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verb (used with object), sheathed, sheathing.
to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath.
to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) in something as if in a sheath.
to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering.
to cover or provide with a protective layer or sheathing:
to sheathe a roof with copper.
to cover (a cable, electrical connector, etc.) with a metal sheath for grounding.
verb (transitive)
to insert (a knife, sword, etc) into a sheath
(esp of cats) to retract (the claws)
to surface with or encase in a sheath or sheathing


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