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verb paint pronunciation in American English /peɪnt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypaint
he/she/itpaints
present participlepainting
past tensepainted
past participlepainted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to put paint onto something to change its color

    She was painting her nails.

    They followed the white arrows painted on the road.

    Wash the walls before you start to paint.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to create a picture of something using paints

    I painted a view of the lake.

    He started painting professionally at an early age.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to describe someone or something in a particular way

    The film tries to paint an accurate picture of what life is really like for these people.

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