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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!
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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.
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Caroline Healey Dall, Lillie Devereux Blake, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, and Alice Moore Dunbar used scrapbooking to mark their place in public, create alternative histories that highlight women's accomplishments and the wrongs committed against them, and document and critique the press's masculine bias, often by pasting down their own published responses.
"I don't normally do very well on Boxing Day - we got a right pasting down here last year - so we will try and enjoy this one.
"They gave us a right pasting down in Cork - I remember running out on to the pitch and the noise hit me, I was taken aback by it.
But the big Geordie's hopeless First Test wide in Brisbane also set the tone for England's 5-0 pasting Down Under 18 months ago.