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verb     paint pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepainting
past tensepainted
past participlepainted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to put paint onto something to change its colour

    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.

  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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