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cow paste

slang Butter. Do you want some cow paste to put on your bread?
See also: cow, paste

cut and paste

1. verb In computing, to remove something so that it can be placed elsewhere (such as text in a word processing document). I think you should cut and paste this section because it would fit better with the introduction of your paper.
2. noun An unimportant or trivial activity. We usually just assign the interns cut and paste around the office to keep them busy.
See also: and, cut, paste

give (one) a pasting

1. To soundly defeat or best one; to defeat one lose by a wide margin. Their team's inexperience showed on the pitch today, as the powerful squad from New Zealand really gave them a pasting.
2. To very strongly rebuke, criticize, or condemn one. The principal gave Mark a pasting because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
See also: give, paste

get a pasting

1. To be soundly defeated or bested; to lose by a wide margin. Their team's inexperience showed on the pitch today, as they got a pasting from the powerful squad from New Zealand.
2. To be very strongly rebuked, criticized, or condemned. The giant supermarket chain has gotten a pasting lately over allegations that they've been threatening local shops and markets. Mark sure got a pasting because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
See also: get, paste

cow paste

Rur. butter. Would you kindly pass the cow paste?
See also: cow, paste

cut and paste

 
1. Lit. to cut something out of paper with scissors and paste it onto something else. The teacher told the little children that it was time to cut and paste, and they all ran to the worktables. Mary made a tiny house by cutting and pasting little strips of paper.
2. Fig. something trivial, simple, or childish. I hate this job. It's nothing but cut and paste. I don't mind doing things that have to be done, but I hate to waste my time on cut and paste.
See also: and, cut, paste

paste someone one

Sl. to land a blow on someone. I pasted him one right on the nose. Next time you do that, I'll paste you one!
See also: one, 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

paste something on someone

 
1. Lit. to affix something to someone with paste or glue. We had to paste a mustache on her for the last scene of the play. They pasted beards on themselves too.
2. Sl. to charge someone with a crime. You can't paste that charge on me! Max did it! The cops pasted a robbery charge on Lefty "Fingers" Moran.
3. Sl. to land a blow on someone. (See also paste someone one.) If you do that again, I'll paste one on you. Max pasted a nasty blow on Lefty's chin.
See also: on, paste

paste something up

 
1. to repair something with paste. See if you can paste this book up so it will hold together. Paste up the book and hope it holds together for a while.
2. to assemble a complicated page of material by pasting the parts together. There is no way a typesetter can get this page just the way you want it. You'll have to paste it up yourself. Paste up this page again and let me see it.
See also: paste, up

cut and paste

Describing a patched-up job or trivial work. For example, The revision was easy, just cut and paste, or The new assistant had expected some training, but all she got was cut and paste. This term alludes to simple artwork done by small children-cutting out pictures and gluing them to paper. [Mid-1900s]
See also: and, cut, paste

give somebody/get a ˈpasting

(informal, especially British English)
1 beat somebody/be beaten very easily: Our team was given a real pasting on Saturday. We lost 6-0.The Democrats got a real pasting at the local elections.
2 criticize somebody/be criticized very severely: His new film got a pasting in the newspaper yesterday.She gave me a real pasting for handing in my essay a week late.
See also: get, give, paste, somebody

get pasted

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (From paste.) Bart got pasted on beer.
2. mod. beaten; outscored. Our team really got pasted.
See also: get, paste

paste

1. tv. to strike someone, especially in the face. (see also paste someone one.) I hauled off and pasted him right in the face.
2. tv. to defeat a person or a team, usually in a game of some type. (see also pasting, get pasted.) The Warriors pasted the Rockets, 70–49.

paste someone one

tv. to land a blow on someone. (see also paste.) Next time you do that, I’ll paste you one!
See also: one, paste, someone

paste something on someone

1. tv. to charge someone with a crime. You can’t paste that charge on me! Max did it!
2. tv. to land a blow on someone. (see also paste someone one.) If you do that again, I’ll paste one on you.
See also: on, paste, someone, something

pasting

n. a beating; a defeat in a game. (see also paste.) Our team took quite a pasting last weekend.
See also: paste
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You'll see that Excel will pasted your values across the columns, instead of down the rows.
At first, the finely dispersed ingredients are pasted with an oil film, called paste-bonding.
As you cannot expect visitors to your site to have "reader" software, the only solution is to display these languages in art files - not as text pasted into the HTML code.
Clips dragged to this area are hot key clips and can be pasted from the keyboard without activating the window.
When you carry the pasted length to the wall, release the top fold gently, holding it at both sides.