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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.
See also: down, hair, plaster

plaster on

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.
See also: on, plaster

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.
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plaster over

1. To cover something up with plaster or some other pastelike 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 pastelike 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.
See also: over, plaster

plaster up

To cover or close something with plaster or some other pastelike 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.
See also: plaster, up

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.
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plastered

slang Drunk. We were all well and plastered by the time we left the bar. I'm only going to have a beer or two—I don't want to get plastered.

plastered to the wall

slang Extremely drunk, especially to such a degree as to have lost control of one's faculties. Tom had so many shots of vodka that he was plastered to the wall by the time we left. I told myself I wasn't going to get plastered to the wall, but the next thing I knew, it was 3 AM and I was doing shots out of someone's bellybutton.
See also: plastered, wall

pleasantly plastered

slang Mildly drunk. I had a couple glasses of wine with my lunch, so I was pleasantly plastered by the time we left. I've never seen my dad get anything more than pleasantly plastered. He just says he hates getting out of control because of alcohol.
See also: plastered

plaster over something

to cover over something with plaster. I think that we will just plaster over the cracks in the wall.
See also: over, plaster

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.
See also: plaster, up

plastered

mod. alcohol intoxicated. She’s so plastered she can’t see.

plastered to the wall

mod. heavily alcohol intoxicated. (An elaboration of plastered.) How can anybody get plastered to the wall on just four beers?
See also: plastered, wall

pleasantly plastered

mod. mildly alcohol intoxicated; mellow with drink. (An elaboration of plastered.) He wasn’t really stoned. Just pleasantly plastered.
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Usually, they're made of brick or block, plastered over with a bonding plaster (or a stuck sheet of plasterboard) and topped with a finishing plaster.
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But whatever decorative finish you choose when you are carrying out a project, plastered walls or ceilings must be made as good as possible.
Fay figures that walls plastered with the prepackaged Italian material cost $6 to $12 per square foot, including labor.
Excavations at 'Ain Ghazal--a site in present-day Jordan that dates back to Neolithic, or New Stone Age, times--have yielded what investigators say is a "rare symbol of early ceremonial treatment of the dead"--a plastered human skull.