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English definition of “pasting”

pasting

noun [S] uk   /ˈpeɪ.stɪŋ/ mainly UK informal us  
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
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