paint the town red


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paint

 (pānt)
n.
1.
a. A liquid mixture, usually of a solid pigment in a liquid vehicle, used as a decorative or protective coating.
b. The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface.
c. The solid pigment before it is mixed with a vehicle.
2. A cosmetic, such as rouge, that is used to give color to the face; makeup.
3. Basketball The free throw lane.
4. A Paint horse.
5. Slang The face cards in a deck of cards: I haven't seen any paint for the last ten hands.
v. paint·ed, paint·ing, paints
v.tr.
1. To make (a picture) with paints.
2.
a. To represent in a picture with paints.
b. To depict vividly in words.
3. To coat or decorate with paint: paint a house.
4. To apply cosmetics to.
5. To apply medicine to; swab: paint a wound.
6. To shine a laser beam on, especially in order to designate a target for laser-guided munitions.
v.intr.
1. To practice the art of painting pictures.
2. To cover something with paint.
3. To apply cosmetics to oneself: "Let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come" (Shakespeare).
4. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint: These nonporous surfaces paint badly with a brush.
Idioms:
paint the black
Baseball To throw a pitched ball over the edge of home plate for a strike.
paint the town red Slang
To go on a spree.

[From Middle English painten, to paint, from Old French peintier, from peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

paint′a·bil′i·ty n.
paint′a·ble adj.

paint the town red

To take part in a wild celebration or drinking spree.
Translations
kirúg a hámból
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