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Definition of paste verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they paste
    he / she / it pastes
    past simple pasted
    -ing form pasting
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  1. 1[transitive] paste something + adv./prep. to stick something to something else using glue or paste He pasted the pictures into his scrapbook. Paste the two pieces together. Paste down the edges.
  2. 2[transitive] paste something to make something by sticking pieces of paper together The children were busy cutting and pasting paper hats.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] paste (something) (computing) to copy or move text into a document from another place or another document This function allows you to cut and paste text. It's quicker to cut and paste than to retype.
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