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carpet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household
carpetcar‧pet1 /ˈkɑːpɪt $ ˈkɑːr-/ ●●● S2 W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]DH heavy woven material for covering floors or stairs, or a piece of this materialcarpeting, rug 🔊 My bedroom carpet is green. 🔊 All the rooms had fitted carpets (=carpets cut to fit the shape of the rooms).2 a carpet of something3 be/get called on the carpet magic carpet, → sweep/brush something under the carpet at sweep1(15)COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + carpet a bedroom/living-room etc carpetThe bedroom carpet was cream.a stair carpetWe need a new stair carpet.a fitted carpet (=cut to fit a room, and fixed to the floor)Do you prefer rugs or a fitted carpet?a wall-to-wall carpet (=a fitted carpet)Every room in the house had thick wall-to-wall carpets.a plush carpet (=thick and soft)I love hotels with plush carpets.thickThe thick carpet felt warm under her feet.threadbare/worn (=very thin and in bad condition)It was a dingy room with a threadbare carpet.verbsfit/lay a carpet (=cut it to fit a room and fix it to the floor)Will it cost extra to have the carpet fitted?
Examples from the Corpus
carpetThe highlight of the sale was a carpet designed by Morris that sold for $ 180,000.Two floors up, the red-headed woman lay face-down dead on her own bedroom carpet.He unrolled a bit of green carpet and laid out a ring made of red and white rounds of painted wood.I had no curtains, no carpets, because I was afraid of fire.A true cat prefers to sharpen his claws on authentic imported oriental carpets, not cheap imitation knock-offs.The parents hugged their youngsters, took them on to their laps, formed a circle on the carpet and joined in singing.Rather than the carpets, curtains and video, this refers to the quality of relationships which should exist between parents and children.fitted carpetsIf fitted carpets are to be moved, they will need to be prepared in advance.Walls in dark, warm colours, with rich fitted carpets or traditional rugs make for a quietly splendid effect.
Related topics: Household
carpetcarpet2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DHto cover a floor with carpet 🔊 The building has been carpeted throughout.2 BLAME especially British English informal to talk in an angry way to someone because they have done something wrongbe carpeted for something 🔊 Top officers were carpeted for bullying younger officers.3 literaryCOVER if leaves, flowers etc carpet the ground, they cover it in a thick layerbe carpeted with something 🔊 The whole garden was carpeted with daffodils. Grammar Carpet is usually passive.
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Examples from the Corpus
carpetIt was clean and quiet, carpeted and air-conditioned, and the students were gathered at six round tables.Many well known buildings have been carpeted from these looms.The hall was carpeted in a depressing shade of green.Middlesex have twice had to carpet Ramprakash this season after astonishing flare-ups and another incident went unpunished.Leaving by a window on the stairs, I was able to avoid the mud that carpeted the ground floor.Nowadays you can carpet your whole house and pay nothing for six months.be carpeted with somethingThey were carpeted with a faded red and blue runner held in place with brass stair rods and rings.The floor of the wide valley was carpeted with hummocky grass.Although the outskirts of the forest were carpeted with pine-needles, Kali led me higher and deeper into the trees.In spring, the churchyard is carpeted with snowdrops and primroses.
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Verb table
carpet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycarpet
he, she, itcarpets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycarpeted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave carpeted
he, she, ithas carpeted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad carpeted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill carpet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have carpeted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam carpeting
he, she, itis carpeting
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you, we, theyare carpeting
Past
I, he, she, itwas carpeting
you, we, theywere carpeting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been carpeting
he, she, ithas been carpeting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been carpeting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be carpeting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been carpeting
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