a mixture of flour and water, often with starch or the like, used for causing paper or other material to adhere to something.
any soft, smooth, and plastic material or preparation.
dough, especially when prepared with shortening, as for making pie crust and other pastry:
any of various semisoft fruit confections of pliable consistency:
almond paste; guava paste.
a preparation of fish, tomatoes, or other food reduced to a smooth, soft mass, as for a relish or for seasoning.
a mixture of clay, water, etc., for making pottery or porcelain.
Slang. a hard smack, blow, or punch, especially on the face.
verb (used with object), pasted, pasting.
to fasten or stick with paste or the like.
to cover with something applied by means of paste.
Slang. to hit (a person) hard, especially on the face.
Computers. to insert (copied text, images, etc.) into a file.
Compare (def 15), (def 24).
verb (used without object)
Computers. to insert copied text, images, etc., into a file.
Compare (def 42).
(slang) a thrashing; heavy defeat
a mixture or material of a soft or malleable consistency, such as toothpaste
an adhesive made from water and flour or starch, used esp for joining pieces of paper
a preparation of food, such as meat, that has been powdered to a creamy mass, for spreading on bread, crackers, etc
any of various sweet doughy confections: almond paste
dough, esp when prepared with shortening, as for making pastry
the combined ingredients of porcelain See also hard paste, soft paste
often foll by on or onto. to attach by or as if by using paste: he pasted posters onto the wall
(usually foll by with) to cover (a surface) with paper, usually attached with an adhesive: he pasted the wall with posters
(transitive) (slang) to hit, esp with the fists; punch or beat soundly
c.1300 (mid-12c. as a surname), “dough,” from Old French paste “dough, pastry” (13c., Modern French pâte), from Late Latin pasta “dough, pastry cake, paste” (see pasta). Meaning “glue mixture” is first attested mid-15c.
“to stick with paste,” 1560s; see paste (n.). Related: Pasted; pasting.
“hit hard,” 1846, probably an alteration of baste “beat” (see lambaste). Related: Pasted; pasting.
paste 1 (pāst)
A smooth semisolid mixture, soft enough to flow slowly and not retain its shape.
A beating; drubbing (1851+)
[origin unknown; perhaps an alteration of earlier baste, ”strike, trounce,” of obscure origin and preserved in lambaste]
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