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security blanketnoun [C]

uk   /sɪˈkjʊə.rɪ.ti ˌblæŋ.kɪt/ us   /sɪˈkjʊr.ə.t̬i ˌblæŋ.kɪt/
a soft object such as a small piece of cloth or a toy that is very familiar to a baby or young child and makes him or her feel safe
something that makes you feel safe or confident
(Definition of security blanket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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security blanketnoun [C]

us   /sɪˈkjʊər·ɪ·t̬i ˌblæŋ·kɪt/
a small blanket (= bed cover) sometimes carried by a child to provide a feeling of safety
A security blanket is also anything that you use or keep to make you feel safe: Having my brother at the same college gave me the security blanket I needed to leave home.
(Definition of security blanket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “security blanket”
in Chinese (Simplified) 安乐毯, 给婴儿(或幼儿)安乐感之物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安樂毯, 給嬰兒(或幼兒)安全感之物…
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