1 give sb a pasting informal especially BrE
a) to punish someone by hitting them hard: You'll get a pasting if your dad finds out.
b) to defeat someone easily in a game or other competition
2 (U) the activity of moving words from one place to another on a computer screen: cutting and pasting

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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