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Definition of plaster verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plaster
    he / she / it plasters
    past simple plastered
    -ing form plastering
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  1. 1plaster something to cover a wall, etc. with plaster The walls need plastering before we can start painting. Topic CollocationsDecorating and Home Improvementhouses refurbish/renovate a building/a house convert a building/house/room into homes/offices/ apartments/condominiums/condos extend/enlarge a house/building/room/kitchen build an addition (on/to something)/a sunroom/a deck knock down/demolish a house/home/building/wall knock out/down the wall separating two roomsdecorating furnish/paint/repaint a home/house/apartment/room be decorated in bright colors/in a traditional style/with flowers/with paintings paint/plaster the walls/ceiling hang/put up/strip off/remove (the) wallpaper install/replace/remove the bathroom fixtures build/put up shelves lay wooden flooring/timber decking/floor tiles/a carpet/a patio floor put up/hang/take down a picture/painting/poster/curtainhome improvement do carpentry/the plumbing/the wiring (yourself) make home improvements add/install central heating/underfloor heating/insulation install double-glazing/a smoke alarm insulate your house/your home/the walls/the pipes/the tanks/the attic fix/repair a roof/a leak/a pipe/the plumbing/a leaking faucet block/clog (up)/unblock/unclog a pipe/sink/drain make/drill/fill a hole hammer (in)/pull out/remove a nail tighten/loosen/remove a screw saw/cut/treat/stain/varnish/paint wood
  2. 2plaster somebody/something/yourself in/with something to cover someone or something with a wet or sticky substance She plastered herself in suntan lotion. We were plastered from head to foot with mud.
  3. 3plaster something + adv./prep. to make your hair flat and stick to your head His wet hair was plastered to his head.
  4. 4plaster something + adv./prep. to completely cover a surface with pictures or posters She had plastered her bedroom wall with photos of him. She had photos of him plastered all over her bedroom wall. The next day, their picture was plastered all over the newspapers.
  5. Phrasal Verbsplaster over something
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