From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pastepaste1 /peɪst/ ●●○ verb 1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]DSTICK to stick something to something else using glue A notice had been pasted to the door.2 [intransitive, transitive]TD to make words that you have removed or copied appear in a new place on a computer screencopy, cut Data can be pasted into word processing documents. paste-up, pasting
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pasteThe countryside then was so changeless t might have been a picture pasted against the window.The face itself was disbelieving, the stark pasted brows looped high over his pale eyes.He pasted it into his socialist scrapbook.You can make planes out of it, paste it on walls and windows, color it or use it for bookmarks.Florida State pasted South Carolina 59-0.Use the special adhesive recommended to hang grasscloth, and paste the paper backing.And so I am pasted to this leaning morass, observing the simplest of equations.
Related topics: Food, Household, Jewellery
pastepaste2 ●●○ noun 1 meat/fish/tomato etc paste2 [countable, uncountable]DFDH a soft thick mixture that can easily be shaped or spread Mix the powder with enough water to make a smooth paste.3 [countable, uncountable]DHSTICK a type of glue that is used for sticking paper onto things wallpaper paste4 [uncountable]DCJ pieces of glass that are used in jewellery to look like valuable stones
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pasteTahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds.He made a paste of mud and water.Apply paste car wax to front of refrigerator and buff to a shine.With machine running, slowly add oil to form a smooth paste.Pound the ingredients together into a smooth paste.Mix the flour in just enough milk to make a smooth paste.I found the pages devoted to soy pastes and fish sauces particularly useful.Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often, until liquid evaporates, leaving a thick paste.Stir in rice, tomatoes with their liquid, tomato paste, water, cumin and chiles.tomato paste
From King Business Dictionarypastepaste /peɪst/ verb [intransitive, transitive]COMPUTING to make words that you have removed or copied appear in a new place on a computer screenData can be pasted into word processing documents.→ See Verb tableOrigin paste1 (1200-1300) Old French Late Latin pasta