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Meaning of “paste” in the English Dictionary

"paste" in British English

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pastenoun [U]

uk   us   /peɪst/
  • paste noun [U] (STICKY SUBSTANCE)

a ​thicksoftstickysubstance made by ​mixing a ​liquid with a ​powder, ​especially to make a ​type of ​glue: flour-and-water paste wallpaper paste a ​thicksoftsubstance 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 ​realdiamonds or paste?

pasteverb

uk   us   /peɪst/
  • paste verb (STICK)

[T usually + adv/prep] to ​stick something to something, ​especially with paste: You can make ​your own ​distortingmirror by pasting a ​sheet of ​kitchenfoil to a ​piece of ​thincardboard.
(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, ​wetsubstance used for ​sticking things together, or any ​soft, ​wetmixture 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   us   /peɪst/ IT
to ​movetext or pictures to a particular ​place in a ​computerdocument: 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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