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"paste" in British English

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pastenoun [U]

uk   /peɪst/ us   /peɪst/
  • 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

pasteverb

uk   /peɪst/ us   /peɪst/
  • 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.
(Definition of paste from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paste" in American English

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pastenoun [U]

us   /peɪst/
a thick, wet substance used for sticking things together, or any soft, wet mixture of powder and liquid: Use paste, glue, or tape to attach the pictures. tomato paste

pasteverb [T always + adv/prep]

us   /peɪst/
to stick something to something else: She pasted a heart onto the valentine.
(Definition of paste from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"paste" in Business English

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pasteverb [I or T]

uk   /peɪst/ us   IT
to move text or pictures to a particular place in a computer document: copy/cut and paste He had simply copied and pasted the numbers directly from the memo.
(Definition of paste from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“paste” in American English

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