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Meaning of “security blanket” in the English Dictionary

"security blanket" in British English

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security blanketnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​softobject such as a ​smallpiece of ​cloth or a ​toy that is very ​familiar to a ​baby or ​youngchild and makes him or her ​feelsafe something that makes you ​feelsafe 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 (= ​bedcover) 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 ​feelsafe: Having my ​brother at the same ​college gave me the security blanket I ​needed to ​leavehome.
(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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