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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.]
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pasting

(ˈpeɪstɪŋ)
n
slang a thrashing; heavy defeat
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pasting

n (inf) to take a pasting (from somebody)(von jdm) fertiggemacht werden (inf); to give somebody a pastingjdn fertigmachen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pasting

[ˈpeɪstɪŋ] n (fam) (thrashing) → battuta, botte fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
For two days I sat at the dining-room table, pasting this book full of pictures for Yulka.
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.
Very likely Amelia was not like the portrait the Major had formed of her: there was a figure in a book of fashions which his sisters had in England, and with which William had made away privately, pasting it into the lid of his desk, and fancying he saw some resemblance to Mrs.