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carpet

noun uk   /ˈkɑː.pɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/
A2 [C or U] (a shaped piece of) thick material used for covering floors: We've just had a new carpet fitted/laid in our bedroom. UK We've got fitted (= cut to fit exactly) carpets in the bedrooms. [S] a layer of something that covers the ground: a carpet of snow Our lawn is a carpet of daisies.
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verb [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 severely criticize someone who has made a mistake
Translations of “carpet”
in Korean 카펫…
in Arabic سَجّادة…
in French tapis…
in Turkish halı, yaygı…
in Italian tappeto, moquette…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地毯, 地毯織物, (覆蓋地面的)一層…
in Russian ковер…
in Polish dywan, wykładzina…
in Spanish alfombra…
in Portuguese carpete, tapete…
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…
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