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plaster (one's) hair down
To cause one's hair to lie flat on one's head by using a large or excessive amount of water or hair products (such as oil, cream, gel, etc.). I don't understand why you plaster your hair down with gel like that—it looks so geeky! I get such bad bedhead that I have to plaster my hair down with water before I can even run a comb through it.
plaster (something) onto (something)
To smear some substance onto and all over something. They plastered red paint onto the sides of the embassy to protest the unlawful killings. Mud was plastered onto our clothing after we got up out of the ditch.
plaster (something) with (something)
To cover ever inch of some surface with something. They plastered the walls with gaudy pink paint. The alleyway was plastered with posters of her performance. We plastered our faces with mud to help us remain undetected on our approach to the camp.
To smear some substance onto and all over something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plaster" and "on." They plastered red paint on the sides of the embassy to protest the unlawful killings. The artist stood in front of the canvas and began plastering on mud, grass, and sand.
1. To cover something up with plaster or some other paste-like mixture. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plaster" and "over." We'll have to plaster over all these marks and holes in the wall before we move, or they might not give us our security deposit back. I hope they'll pay to plaster over the cracks in the ceiling.
2. To spread or smear plaster or some other paste-like mixture over something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plaster" and "over." They plastered mud and excrement over the rival school's front doors. Mix up a bucket of whitewash and plaster it over the fence round back.
3. To fill, flood, or overwhelm some area of public discourse some kind of information. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plaster" and "over." Someone from his school started plastering rumors about him over social media. Details of the affair are being plastered over the news lately.
To cover or close something with plaster or some other paste-like mixture. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plaster" and "up." We'll have to plaster all these marks and holes up in the wall before we move, or they might not give us our security deposit back. They tried to plaster up the cracks in the ceiling with paint, but it obviously did nothing to fix the problem.
plaster one's hair down
Fig. to use water, oil, or cream to dress the hair for combing. (The result looks plastered to the head.) Tony used some strange substance to plaster his hair down. He plastered down his hair with something that smells good.
plaster over something
to cover over something with plaster. I think that we will just plaster over the cracks in the wall.
plaster something onto somethingand plaster something on
to spread a substance onto something. She plastered great globs of the jam onto the toast. She plastered on lots of butter.
plaster something up
to close something up with plaster; to cover over holes or cracks in a wall with plaster. He plastered the cracks up and then painted over them. You have to plaster up the cracks.
plaster something with something
to spread some substance onto something. Jane plastered each slice of bread with butter and then heaped on a glob of jam. She plastered the wall with a thin coat of fine white plaster.