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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sheathe /ˈʃið/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sheathe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheathed p. pr. & vb. n. Sheating.]
 1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
    The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes.   --Grew.
    'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now.   --Dryden.
 2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.
 3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.
 4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles. [R.]
 To sheathe the sword, to make peace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"
      2: enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword" [ant: unsheathe]
      3: plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh