Definition of carpeting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪtɪŋ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] carpets in general or the material used for carpets new offices with wall-to-wall carpeting (North American English) We need new carpeting (= a new carpet) in the living room.
  2. 2[countable] (British English, informal) an act of speaking angrily to somebody because they have done something wrong The boss gave him a severe carpeting.
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