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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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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
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Plastering: A Craftsman's Encyclopedia by William D.
Sprayed-on acoustical plastering and insulation help architects solve the problem of reducing the high level of noise inherent in many building projects from tunnels and theaters to arenas and boiler rooms.
Before crews pack up, they use smaller trowels to pack plaster around all fittings, which Dana Anderson, owner of Anderson's Plastering in Sherwood, Ore., says is important to avoid future leaks and repair work.
And remember, applying plasterboard to an existing plastered ceiling then skim plastering, will add more weight to the structure above which gives more flexing.
TRADITIONAL plastering skills are proving putty in the hands of a group of tradesmen used to modern-day methods.
PLASTERING is highly skilled and often best left to the professionals, especially if you have a large area to cover.
Contract notice: 19 e 50139 rehabilitation and restructuring of the building berliner strasse 28, refurbishment for a museum operation "forum wissen" - plastering and painting work
A The pink plaster is almost certainly the soft plaster topcoat - ideally the whole wall needs to be skimmed in this, though you should get an expert in unless you're very confident at plastering. Otherwise try a chisel and hammer and electric sander to get the pink plaster smoother, or smooth between the two layers with filler.
Contract award notice: Blb du / kalkar / von seydlitz barracks new building 27 and 28 / interior plaster / 020-18-00156 (germany-duisburg: Plastering work)
450 m 2 plastering of small areas p iv b1 d = 15 mm q2 smoothed approx.
Prior information notice without call for competition: Provision of Plastering work
Contract notice: volkswohnung gmbh, vob / a eu - open procedure, plastering and stucco work, modernization of a residential building with 60 rental apartments in the waldstadt, 76139 karlsruhe, kolberger strae 28a-e
Contract notice: interior plastering and painting work (ba 3-4); bv: extension and renovation of the dr.