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paste down

To affix something onto some surface with a liquid adhesive so that it remains flat or smooth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "paste" and "down." Make sure you paste down the decals evenly, or you could end up with bubbles underneath it. I wish you wouldn't paste your hair down like that with so much pomade. It makes you look like you're wearing a shiny black helmet!
See also: down, paste

paste something down

to secure something down [onto something] with paste or glue. The poster will look better if you will paste the loose edges down. Please paste down the edges.
See also: down, paste