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Definition of rubber-stamp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rubber-stamp

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rubber-stamp
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he / she / it rubber-stamps
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past simple rubber-stamped
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past participle rubber-stamped
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-ing form rubber-stamping
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rubber-stamp something (often disapproving) 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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