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Definition of rubber-stamp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rubber-stamp

 verb
verb rubber-stamp something (often disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rubber-stamp
 
he / she / it rubber-stamps
 
past simple rubber-stamped
 
-ing form rubber-stamping
 
 
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to give official approval to a law, plan, decision, etc., especially without considering it carefully The council just rubber-stamps decisions made by a higher authority.
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