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blanket

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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blanketblan‧ket1 /ˈblæŋkɪt/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 DHH[countable] a cover for a bed, usually made of woolduvet2 [singular]COVER a thick covering or area of somethingblanket of 🔊 The hills were covered with a blanket of snow.blanket of fog/cloud3 [singular] something that makes it hard for you to find information or the truth about something syn cloakblanket of 🔊 The trial was held under a blanket of secrecy. electric blanket at electric(1), wet blanket, security blanket
Examples from the Corpus
blanketToo many trucks have been stolen; clothes, blankets, medicines looted.They spent their long winters under a deep blanket of snow, singing and creating ghost stories.And we've no hot water bottles or extra blankets on board.It was a deep narrow trail in the grey blanket.He walked over and pulled the blanket off the body.blanket ofThe valley was covered with a blanket of mist.
blanketblanket2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 COVERto cover something with a thick layerbe blanketed in/with something 🔊 The rooftops were blanketed in snow. Grammar Blanket is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
blanketLater, looking back, I wondered if for a brief hour my malady had blanketed me from consciousness of the present.They depend on people clicking on the advertising banners that now blanket most commercial sites.When the train stopped the air blanketed my shoulders.Billows of gray smoke blanketed the area.At first it came down almost lazily, in huge, silent flakes which soon blanketed the frozen ground.Outside the fog blanketed the tiny attic, a thick, grey blanket of splintered frost.be blanketed in/with somethingMoreover, Earth-based photometric studies have indicated that most of the lunar near side must be blanketed in such dust.
blanketblanket3 adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 blanket statement/rule/ban etc
Examples from the Corpus
blanketA blanket requirement was announced by education officials -- all schools had to cut their budgets by 25%.Dementia is a blanket term for various types of psychiatric disorder.
From Longman Business Dictionaryblanketblan‧ket /ˈblæŋkɪt/ adjective [only before a noun] affecting or including everything or everyoneThe authorities have introduced a blanket ban on tobacco advertising in all public places.The agency is offering a blanket settlement to all groups.
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Verb table
blanket
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblanket
he, she, itblankets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblanketed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blanketed
he, she, ithas blanketed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blanketed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blanket
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blanketed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blanketing
he, she, itis blanketing
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you, we, theyare blanketing
Past
I, he, she, itwas blanketing
you, we, theywere blanketing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blanketing
he, she, ithas been blanketing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blanketing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blanketing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blanketing
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