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"carpet" in British English

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carpetnoun

uk   /ˈkɑː.pɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/
A2 [C or U] (a ​shapedpiece of) ​thickmaterial used for ​coveringfloors: We've just had a new carpet fitted/​laid in ​ourbedroom.UK We've got fitted (= ​cut to ​fitexactly) carpets in the ​bedrooms. [S] a ​layer of something that ​covers the ​ground: a carpet of ​snow Our ​lawn is a carpet ofdaisies.

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carpetverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɑː.pɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/
  • carpet verb [T] (COVER)

to ​cover something with carpet: We need to carpet the ​stairs.be carpeted with sth to be ​covered with something: In ​spring this ​area is carpeted with ​bluebells.
  • carpet verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

UK informal to ​severelycriticize someone who has made a ​mistake
(Definition of carpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carpet" in American English

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carpetnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɑr·pɪt/
thick, ​wovenmaterial for ​coveringfloors, or a ​piece of this ​material

carpetverb [T]

 us   /ˈkɑr·pət/
to ​cover a ​floorsurface with a carpet
(Definition of carpet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carpet”
in Korean 카펫…
in Arabic سَجّادة…
in Malaysian karpet…
in French tapis…
in Russian ковер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地毯, 地毯織物, (覆蓋地面的)一層…
in Italian tappeto, moquette…
in Turkish halı, yaygı…
in Polish dywan, wykładzina…
in Spanish alfombra…
in Vietnamese thảm…
in Portuguese carpete, tapete…
in Thai พรม…
in German der Teppich…
in Catalan moqueta, catifa…
in Japanese カーペット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地毯, 地毯织物, (覆盖地面的)一层…
in Indonesian permadani…
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