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plaster

2 verb
     
Related topics: Construction
plaster2 [transitive]
1 [usually passive] to put a wet, usually sticky substance all over a surface so that it is thickly covered
plaster something with something
Her face was plastered with make-up.
2TCN [usually passive] to completely cover a surface with something, especially large pieces of paper, pictures etc
plaster something with something
The windows were plastered with notices.
The news of the wedding was plastered all over the papers (=was the main story in the newspapers).
3TBC to put wet plaster on a wall or ceiling
4 [usually passive] to make your hair lie flat or stick to your head
plaster something to something
His hair was plastered to his forehead with sweat.
plaster something down/back
The rain had plastered her hair down.

plaster something ↔ over

phrasal verb
TBC to cover a hole or an old surface by spreading plaster over it:
The original brickwork has been plastered over.

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