pasting

noun past·ing \ ˈpā-stiŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of pasting

plural pastings
1 : a severe beating
  • But after a nasty confrontation, Phil … discovers the truth—that his son got the bruises when boys at school gave him a pasting.
  • Daily Star
  • (figurative) Those who today complain about the "unprecedented" attack on religious conservatives forget Mencken's treatment of Southern fundamentalists, and then there were his pastings of Rotarians, professors and FDR.
  • —Dave Shiflett
2 : a dominating defeat of an opponent
  • … have won seven of nine since then, including a 12-1 pasting of the Colorado Rockies on Friday night at Coors Field.
  • —George Willis
  • … rushed for six touchdowns in Colorado's 62-36 pasting of second-ranked Nebraska.
  • —Austin Murphy

First Known Use of pasting

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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