paint over

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of paint over

: to cover (something) with a layer of paint
  • paint over graffiti

Word by Word Definitions

paint play
  1. : to apply color, pigment, or paint to

  2. : to color with a cosmetic

  3. : to apply with a movement resembling that used in painting

  1. : the action of painting : something produced by painting

  2. : makeup

  3. : a mixture of a pigment and a suitable liquid to form a closely adherent coating when spread on a surface in a thin coat

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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