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carpet

noun uk   /ˈkɑː.pɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/
A2 [C or U] (a shaped piece of) thick material used for covering floors: We've just had a new carpet fitted/laid in our bedroom.UK We've got fitted (= cut to fit exactly) carpets in the bedrooms.Carpets, rugs and other floor coverings [S] a layer of something that covers the ground: a carpet of snow Our lawn is a carpet of daisies.Coverings and layers

carpet

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɑː.pɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/

carpet verb [T] (COVER)

to cover something with carpet: We need to carpet the stairs.Carpets, rugs and other floor coveringsCovering and adding layers be carpeted with sth to be covered with something: In spring this area is carpeted with bluebells.Covering and adding layers

carpet verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

UK informal to severely criticize someone who has made a mistakeChastising and rebuking
(Definition of carpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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