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paste 1

 (pāst)
n.
1. A soft, smooth, thick mixture or material, as:
a. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.
b. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery. Also called pâte.
c. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
d. A food that has been pounded until it is reduced to a smooth creamy mass: anchovy paste.
e. A sweet doughy candy or confection: rolled apricot paste.
2.
a. A hard, brilliant, lead-containing glass used in making artificial gems.
b. A gem made of this glass. Also called strass.
v. past·ed, past·ing, pastes
v.tr.
1. To cause to adhere by applying paste.
2. To cover with something by using paste: He pasted the wall with burlap.
3. Computers To insert (text, graphics, or other data) into a document or file.
v.intr.
Computers To insert text, graphics, or other data into a document or file.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pasta, from Greek, barley-porridge, from neuter pl. of pastos, sprinkled, salted, from passein, to sprinkle; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

paste 2

 (pāst) Slang
tr.v. past·ed, past·ing, pastes
1. To strike forcefully.
2. To defeat soundly.
n.
A hard blow.

[Probably alteration of baste.]

pasting

(ˈpeɪstɪŋ)
n
slang a thrashing; heavy defeat
Translations

pasting

[ˈpeɪstɪŋ] Npaliza f
to give sb a pastingdar una paliza a algn
the city took a pasting during the warla ciudad fue muy castigada durante la guerra
he got a pasting from the criticslos críticos fueron muy duros con él

pasting

n (inf) to take a pasting (from somebody)(von jdm) fertiggemacht werden (inf); to give somebody a pastingjdn fertigmachen (inf)

pasting

[ˈpeɪstɪŋ] n (fam) (thrashing) → battuta, botte fpl
References in classic literature ?
Boys go nutting, and I don't care to be bagged by them," returned Jo, pasting away at the kite which no wind that blows would ever carry up, for Daisy had tied herself on as a bob.
Across the middle of it a single sentence had been formed by the expedient of pasting printed words upon it.
One winter's night, as we sat together by the fire, I ventured to suggest to him that, as he had finished pasting extracts into his common-place book, he might employ the next two hours in making our room a little more habitable.