paint


paint
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noun
ADJECTIVE
thick, thin
fresh
old

Old paint was chipping off the outside walls.

dry, wet
chipped, loose, peeling
non-toxic
emulsion (BrE), enamel, flat (esp. AmE), gloss, matt/matte, metallic, spray
lead, lead-based, oil-based, water-based
latex
acrylic, oil, poster, watercolour/watercolor

an artist working with acrylic paints

craft (AmE)
milk (AmE), tempera
exterior, interior
fabric, house
… OF PAINT
blob, speck, splash, spot

Specks of paint found at the scene were found to match the accused's car.

coat

I'll give the walls a fresh coat of paint.

layer

The artist has used several layers of paint to create the stormy sky.

lick (informal)

A lick of paint will do wonders for the room.

jar, pot, tube
bucket (AmE), can (AmE), tin (BrE)
box, set

a set of oil paints

VERB + PAINT
apply, put on, spray
daub with (esp. BrE), splash with, splatter with
remove, scrape off, strip, strip off
mix
pour
PAINT + VERB
dry
chip, flake, flake off, peel

Paint was peeling from the walls.

PAINT + NOUN
colour/color
finish

The stove is available in two metallic paint finishes.

brush (usually paintbrush), roller
gun
tray
bucket (esp. AmE), can (AmE), pot
thinner
remover, stripper
chip (AmE)
application, coat (AmE) (usually coat of paint in AmE and always in BrE), layer
sample
manufacturer, shop (BrE), store (AmE)
scheme

The aircraft have been repainted in the original red and black paint scheme.

job

We did a quick paint job on the car and hoped the damage wasn't noticeable.

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verb
ADVERB
carefully, delicately, meticulously
well
badly, crudely

The walls had been painted very badly.

a crudely painted human figure

beautifully, exquisitely
brightly, gaily (old-fashioned)

the cheerful, brightly painted doors

PREPOSITION
in

an artist who usually paints in oils

on

I like to paint on canvas.

with

Paint the box all over with varnish.

PHRASES
freshly painted, newly painted
paint sth blue, white, etc.

We painted the walls light green.

Paint is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑artist
Paint is used with these nouns as the object: ↑backdrop, ↑bedroom, ↑ceiling, ↑design, ↑exterior, ↑fingernail, ↑likeness, ↑masterpiece, ↑mural, ↑nail, ↑painting, ↑picture, ↑portrait, ↑room, ↑scenario, ↑slogan, ↑toenail, ↑view, ↑wall, ↑wood, ↑woodwork

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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