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English definition of “cap”


verb [T] (COVER)    /kæp/ (-pp-)
to cover the top of something: The mountain was capped with snow . have your teeth capped (= protected with an artificial covering )Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects
(Definition of cap verb (COVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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