Meaning of GLUE in English

GLUE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

have/keep etc your eyes glued to sth (= be watching something with all your attention )

Ted sat with his eyes glued to the television.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

ear

Adenoidectomy will considerably reduce the overall duration of glue ear .

Finally, parents of children with glue ear should be advised to stop smoking.

Discussion Our previous work and that of others has shown the spontaneous resolution of glue ear in the short term.

Our study shows the long term spontaneous resolution of severe glue ear in children.

They base their recommendations on an analysis of 19 randomised controlled trials that examined the effectiveness of surgical interventions for glue ear .

I recommend that anyone interested in glue ear should read it, but carefully.

Successful treatment of glue ear by attention to underlying allergic disease has been previously reported.

The combined adenoidectomy and ventilation tube groups had the shortest duration of glue ear .

■ VERB

hold

Bone, plastic, wood or pearl-handled cutlery Exposure to very hot water can soften the glue holding the handle in place.

You know how birds use saliva as a glue to hold together their nests?

The cultural-ideological practices are the nuts and bolts and the glue that hold the system together.

Oppenheimer was the glue that held Los Alamos together.

Some argue that downsizing is dissolving the glue that has traditionally held companies together, and without which they may never flourish.

The glue that holds public bureaucracies together, in other words, is like epoxy: it comes in two separate tubes.

The internet, he argues, is dissolving the economic glue that holds traditional companies together.

They were less intelligent, but more sympathetic, providing the glue that held the family together.

keep

A glue gun that would keep their butts in their chairs and their noses in their books.

secure

Wrap the ribbon around the edge of the cake drum, securing with glue or a little royal icing.

sniff

And he said he sniffed the glue sometimes.

Many are killing themselves by sniffing glue .

She sniffed glue and abused drugs and alcohol.

stick

The best strategy is to have small males who stick like glue on the rare occasions when one makes the grade.

Nothing delights him more than to be stuck there like glue ..

She stuck to him like glue .

He sticks like glue , and thinks he is masking his intentions.

I would have liked to stick the tree together with glue , to lift those orange berries from the dust.

use

I then prepare the paper myself using rabbit skin glue and whiting.

You know how birds use saliva as a glue to hold together their nests?

However, egg white is not the easiest adhesive to use at first and you may prefer to use a rubber solution glue .

This circle is glued to a metal faceplate using a hot melt glue.

Once you're happy with the effect you've created, secure the items using a glue gun and replace the glass.

Or, use sticky yellow Dethlac glue traps.

Whether you are using glue or egg white, the adhesive is always applied in the same manner.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Wait for the glue to dry before you sit on it.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Apply it to one of the surfaces then clamp together until the glue sets.

How did the glue change the mixture? 55.

However, egg white is not the easiest adhesive to use at first and you may prefer to use a rubber solution glue .

It acts like glue in your stomach.

Once the glue is dry you should place the photograph in the correct position, securing it with masking tape.

Oppenheimer was the glue that held Los Alamos together.

She served four months and gave up the glue .

Then he dribbled an even stream of glue over the paper and pressed it lightly on the card.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

together

Any two solids can therefore be glued together if we can find a liquid which will wet them both and then harden.

If all his mature compositions were laid end to end and glued together , they might well form one big work.

Two pieces of leather, glued together on three sides, and monogrammed with the aid of a stencil.

The body is aluminium and carbon fibre, and the chassis is glued together for extra fly-away lightness.

And yet the final dish failed somehow to satisfy, to glue together like isinglass in a jelly.

These laminated woods were simply ordinary timber cut up and glued together again.

It is made by gluing together three or more veneers, or thin sheets of wood, with the grain directions crossed.

■ NOUN

place

Once happy with the effect, glue the items in place .

From the map, cut out a section to fit inside the frame and glue it in place .

It was glued in places by dried blood, and he flinched as she peeled it away.

Mould these pieces and glue them in place .

■ VERB

keep

All the while keeping an Embo Regal glued to their bottom lip.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I tried to glue the handle back onto the cup.

You make the model by cutting out these shapes and gluing them together.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Any two solids can therefore be glued together if we can find a liquid which will wet them both and then harden.

He regilded picture frames, glued back together broken cups and plates.

I have used it to glue ceramic tile to a painted wall.

One man glued a pressure-treated board to a concrete foundation in his basement.

Suddenly as the passion between them rose to reach its highest sensation, Bethany arched herself to glue them tighter together.

The body is aluminium and carbon fibre, and the chassis is glued together for extra fly-away lightness.

There is sheet linoleum of some kind already there, glued to the plywood, 20 years old.

We simply glued the broken ear back in place and she carried on to a successful conclusion.

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