Do you call it "to glue the wallpapers" as we do in Russian or do you use some different verb?

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    You put/paste/stick wallpaper onto walls. You can use wallpaper as a verb such we have wallpapered the walls of a room.
    – Khan
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 8:49
  • @Khan this should better go as an answer! :)
    – Maulik V
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 9:14
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    A lot of building/decorating terms seem to be capable of this noun to verb usage… painting, wallpapering, plumbing, wiring - only joinery seems to have escaped… wooding doesn't really work ;) Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 11:01

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As well as everything already mentioned, you can also hang wallpaper.

Brian couldn't answer the phone because he was busy hanging wallpaper.


To add to Khan's answer, you can also use wallpaper as a verb in its own right:

We decided to wallpaper Annie's bedroom. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Mama and Bernice decided to wallpaper the living room and had a great time doing it, which was unusual, because they snarled at each other most of the time.

We want to wallpaper new plaster walls. What preparation is necessary?

  • @Khan actually did say this; he just used the verb 'to wallpaper' in the present perfect, which would be the norm for BrE in his sentence.
    – user6951
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 18:29
  • @δοῦλος - thanks for the comment! I overlooked that. Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 20:56

"We wallpapered the room."

"We put up wallpaper."

"We hung wallpaper."

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