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doormat

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɔː.mæt/ us    /ˈdɔːr-/

doormat noun [C] (MAT)

a piece of thick material that is put on the floor by a door, used to clean your shoes on when you go into a buildingCarpets, rugs and other floor coverings

doormat noun [C] (PERSON)

informal disapproving a person who accepts being treated badly and does not complain: He may be selfish and insensitive, but she is a bit of a doormat.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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