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carpet

2 verb
     
Related topics: Household
carpet2 [transitive]
1 [usually passive]DH to cover a floor with carpet:
The building has been carpeted throughout.
2 [usually passive] especially British English informal to talk in an angry way to someone because they have done something wrong
carpet somebody for something
Top officers were carpeted for bullying younger officers.
3 literary if leaves, flowers etc carpet the ground, they cover it in a thick layer
be carpeted with something
The whole garden was carpeted with daffodils.

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