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colouring, colourant, tint, dye, stain, pigment, wash, colour
1‘simply paint the ceiling’
colour, apply paint to, decorate, tint, dye, stain, distemper, whitewash, emulsion, gloss, spray, spray-paint, airbrush, roller, coat, cover
2‘soldiers arrested three men who had been painting slogans on a wall’
daub, smear, plaster, spray, spray-paint, airbrush
3‘he was twelve when Modigliani painted him’
portray, picture, paint a picture of, depict, delineate, draw, sketch, represent
reproduce, illustrate, render
4‘you paint a very stark picture of the suffering’
tell, recount, narrate, set forth, set out, outline, sketch, detail, unfold, describe, depict, characterize, evoke, conjure up
celebrate, carouse, enjoy oneself, make merry, have a good time, have a wild time, party, have a party
go out on the town, whoop it up, make whoopee, have a night on the tiles, live it up, have a ball, push the boat out
go on a spree
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