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verb [transitive] plaster pronunciation in British English /ˈplɑːstə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleplastering
past tenseplastered
past participleplastered
  1. 1
    to cover a surface or a place with labels, advertisements, pictures etc
    plaster something on/over/across something:

    He has posters of rock stars plastered all over the walls of his room.

    plaster something with something:

    a battered old suitcase plastered with labels

  2. 3
    to make something lie flat against something else
    plaster something to/against something:

    The rain had plastered her hair to her forehead.

  3. 4
    if you plaster yourself with a substance, you put a lot of it on your body
    plaster something with something:

    We plastered our faces with sun cream.

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