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paint

noun [C or U] uk   /peɪnt/ us  
A1 a coloured liquid that is put on a surface such as a wall to decorate it: a tin (US can) of paint This wall needs another coat of paint. The sign said "Caution! Wet paint". gloss paint matt (US matte) paint There were so many paints (= types of paint) to choose from that I couldn't decide which to buy.Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words paints [plural] tubes of paint or blocks of dried paint used for making pictures: oil paintsPainting and drawing materials

paint

verb uk   /peɪnt/ us  
A2 [I or T] to cover a surface with paint: [+ obj + adj ] We've painted the bedroom blue. I've been painting all morning. I'll need to paint over (= cover with another layer of paint) these dirty marks on the wall.Covering and adding layersInterior decoration A1 [I or T] to make a picture using paints: All these pictures were painted by local artists.Painting, drawing and printing [T] If you paint your nails or face, you put make-up on that part of your body: She painted her nails bright red.
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