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1closet/ˈklɑːzət/noun
pluralclosets
1closet
/ˈklɑːzət/
noun
pluralclosets
Learner's definition of CLOSET  
[count]chiefly US : a usually small room that is used for storing things (such as clothing, towels, or dishes)
— see also water closet
[noncount] : a state in which someone will not talk about something or admit something
especially : a state in which someone will not admit being a homosexual— usually used in the phrases in the closet or out of the closet

skeleton in the/your closet

— see 1skeleton
2closet/ˈklɑːzət/adjective
2closet
/ˈklɑːzət/
adjective
Learner's definition of CLOSET  
always used before a noun
: hiding the fact that you are a particular type of person
3closet/ˈklɑːzət/verb
closetsclosetedcloseting
3closet
/ˈklɑːzət/
verb
closetsclosetedcloseting
Learner's definition of CLOSET  
[+ object]
: to put (yourself) in a room in order to be alone
: to bring (someone) into a room in order to talk privately— usually used as (be) closeted
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