I am looking for help to find incorrect one from the following four sentences:
- The forest was cloaked in darkness. - The fox was cloaking behind a tree. - She pulled her cloak tightly around her as she rushed through the streets. - He used his store as a cloak for his criminal activities.
I need to find the wrong usage of the word "cloak." But every sentence looks correct to me... Google did not give me any clue because all of them are being used.
1. cloaked in darkness (416,000 results) 2. cloaking behind (426 results) 3. cloak around (180,000 results) 4. as a cloak for (235,000 results)
"cloaking behind" is less used but I see people say "something is cloaking behind clouds.", etc.. I am at a loss. All the four sentences look good.
I am using Longman Dictionary. https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/cloak
That page gives me four meanings.
Noun: 1 [countable] a warm piece of clothing like a coat without sleeves that hangs loosely from your shoulders 2 [singular] an organization, activity, or way of behaving that deliberately protects someone or keeps something secret Verb: 1 to deliberately hide facts, feelings etc so that people do not see or understand them – used especially in news reports 2 literary to cover something, for example with darkness or snow
I guess the second sentence is wrong because the first sentence matches verb#1, the second does not match anything, the third matches noun#1 and the last one matches noun#2... But I do see "cloaking behind something" is used in some books although it is less used. Is there any logic or explanation that shows "cloaking behind something" usage is wrong?