Definition of staple verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

staple

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪpl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they staple
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪpl//
 
he / she / it staples
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪplz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪplz//
 
past simple stapled
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪpld//
 
past participle stapled
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪpld//
 
-ing form stapling
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪplɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪplɪŋ//
 
 
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staple something + adv./prep. to attach one thing to another using a staple or staples Staple the invoice to the receipt. Staple the invoice and the receipt together. Word Originverb Old English stapol, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stapel ‘pillar’ (a sense reflected in English in early use).
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