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paste

noun [U] uk   /peɪst/ us  

paste noun [U] (STICKY SUBSTANCE)

a thick soft sticky substance made by mixing a liquid with a powder, especially to make a type of glue: flour-and-water paste wallpaper paste a thick soft substance made by crushing and mixing things such as fish, fruit, or vegetables for food: tomato/anchovy/curry paste

paste noun [U] (JEWEL MATERIAL)

a hard type of glass used to make artificial jewels: Are these real diamonds or paste?

paste

verb uk   /peɪst/ us  

paste verb (STICK)

[T usually + adv/prep] to stick something to something, especially with paste: You can make your own distorting mirror by pasting a sheet of kitchen foil to a piece of thin cardboard.

paste verb (COMPUTING)

[I or T] to move a piece of text to a particular place in a computer document: Cut that paragraph and then paste it at the end of the page.
Translations of “paste”
in Korean 풀…
in Arabic مادّة لاصِقة…
in French colle, pâte…
in Turkish zamk, macun, yapıştırıcı…
in Italian colla, collante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏性物質, 糊, 麵糰…
in Russian клей, паста, пюре…
in Polish klej, pasta, przecier…
in Spanish engrudo, masa, pasta…
in Portuguese cola, massa, pasta…
in German der Kleister, der Teig, die Paste…
in Catalan cola…
in Japanese (接着用の)のり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏性物质, 糊, 面团…
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