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"blanket" in British English

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blanketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/
A2 a ​flatcover made of ​wool or ​similarwarmmaterial, usually used on a ​bed

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blanketadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/

blanketverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/ literary
(Definition of blanket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blanket" in American English

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blanketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/
  • blanket noun [C] (COVER)

a ​clothcover used to ​keepwarm, esp. on a ​bed: fig.Congress was ​nearlyburied under a blanket of ​criticism.

blanketadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/
without a ​limit: You have blanket ​authority to ​hire anyone you ​want.

blanketverb [T]

 us   /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/
  • blanket verb [T] (COVER)

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

"blanket" in Business English

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blanketadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋkɪt/
affecting or involving every ​person or thing in a ​situation: They want blanket ​bans on junk-food ​advertising. The ​bank does not have a blanket ​policy of ​charging for ​duplicatestatements.
(Definition of blanket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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