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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.
(Definition of paste from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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