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To cover something with a specific substance - synonyms or related words

carpet

verb

to cover a floor with a carpet

paper

verb

to cover the walls of a room with wallpaper

plaster

verb

to cover a wall or ceiling with wet plaster or a similar substance

cement

verb

to cover a surface with cement

board over

to cover something with wooden boards

tile

verb

to cover a wall, floor, or roof with tiles

plate

verb

to cover a metal object with a thin layer of gold or silver

varnish

verb

to put varnish on something

wax

verb

to cover a surface with wax to protect it against water

ice

verb

to cover a cake with icing

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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