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English definition of “pasting”

pasting

noun [S]   /ˈpeɪ.stɪŋ/ mainly UK informal
a severe beating, severe criticism, or a severe defeat in a game or competition: The England team got/took a pasting in the semifinal.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing painWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of pasting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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