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English definition of “blanket”

blanket

noun [C]  /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/ us  

blanket noun [C] (COVER)

a cloth cover used to keep warm, esp. on a bed: fig. Congress was nearly buried under a blanket of criticism.

blanket

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/ us  

blanket adjective [not gradable] (UNLIMITED)

without a limit: You have blanket authority to hire anyone you want.

blanket

verb [T]  /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/ us  

blanket verb [T] (COVER)

to cover: All week, smog has blanketed much of this hot, baked countryside.
(Definition of blanket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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