paste

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paste is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
paste

Plural
pastes

  1. (uncountable) Paste is a thick liquid for sticking (attaching) things together. Paste is like glue, but glue is more liquid and paste is more solid.
    He mixed flour and water to make a paste for sticking the paper together.
  2. Any very thick liquid, almost solid.
    Tomato paste is good in sauce to put on rice or spaghetti.

Verb[change]

Plain form
paste

Third-person singular
pastes

Past tense
pasted

Past participle
pasted

Present participle
pasting

  1. If you paste something in a computer program, you cut or copy it from one place and put a copy of it somewhere else.
  2. To stick things together using paste.
    She pasted the pictures onto the wall.