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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
have/keep etc your eyes glued to sth (=be watching something with all your attention)
▪ Ted sat with his eyes glued to the television.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
▪ A glue gun that would keep their butts in their chairs and their noses in their books.
▪ Wrap the ribbon around the edge of the cake drum, securing with glue or a little royal icing.
▪ And he said he sniffed the glue sometimes.
▪ Many are killing themselves by sniffing glue.
▪ She sniffed glue and abused drugs and alcohol.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
▪ Wait for the glue to dry before you sit on it.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
▪ All the while keeping an Embo Regal glued to their bottom lip.
▪ I tried to glue the handle back onto the cup.
▪ You make the model by cutting out these shapes and gluing them together.
▪ 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.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glue \Glue\ (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. Gluten.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.

Bee glue. See under Bee.

Fish glue, a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins and bladders; isinglass.

Glue plant (Bot.), a fucoid seaweed ( Gloiopeltis tenax).

Liquid glue, a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or alcohol.

Marine glue, a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with shellac, used in shipbuilding.


Glue \Glue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glued; p. pr. & vb. n. Gluing.] [F. gluer. See Glue, n.] To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.

This cold, congealed blood That glues my lips, and will not let me speak.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., from Old French glu "birdlime" (12c.), from Late Latin glutem (nominative glus) "glue," from Latin gluten "glue, beeswax," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cognates: Lithuanian glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" Old English cliða "plaster"), from root *glei- "to stick together" (see clay). In reference to glue from boiled animal hoofs and hides, c.1400. Glue-sniffing attested from 1963.


late 14c., from Old French gluer, from glu (see glue (n.)). Related: Glued; gluing.


n. 1 A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance. 2 (context obsolete English) birdlime. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To join or attach something using glue. 2 (context transitive English) To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.

  1. n. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive [syn: gum, mucilage]

  2. v. join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign ont the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text" [syn: paste]

  3. be fixed as if by glue; "His eyes were glued on her"

Glue (novel)

Glue is a 2001 novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. Glue tells the stories of four Scottish boys over four decades, through the use of different perspectives and different voices. It addresses sex, drugs, violence, and other social issues in Scotland, mapping “the furious energies of working-class masculinity in the late 20th century, using a compulsive mixture of Lothians dialect, libertarian socialist theory, and an irresistible black humour.” The title refers not to solvent abuse, but the metaphorical glue holding the four friends together through changing times.

The four main characters are Terry Lawson (Juice Terry), Billy Birrell (Business Birrell), Andrew Galloway (Gally), Carl Ewart (DJ N-Sign). We first meet them as small children in 1970, then as teenagers around 1980, as young men around 1990 (on holiday in Munich), and as men in their late thirties around 2000 (during the Edinburgh Festival). The novel is split into five different sections.

GLUE (uncertainty assessment)

In hydrology, generalized likelihood uncertainty estimation (GLUE) is a statistical method for quantifying the uncertainty of model predictions. The method has been introduced by Beven and Binley (1992). The basic idea of GLUE is that given our inability to represent exactly in a mathematical model how nature works, there will always be several different models that mimic equally well an observed natural process (such as river discharge). Such equally acceptable or behavioral models are therefore called equifinal.

The methodology deals with models whose results are expressed as probability distributions of possible outcomes, often in the form of Monte Carlo simulations, and the problem can be viewed as assessing, and comparing between models, how good these representations of uncertainty are. There is an implicit understanding that the models being used are approximations to what might be obtained from a thorough Bayesian analysis of the problem if a fully adequate model of real-world hydrological processes were available.

Glue (disambiguation)

Glue is any fluid adhesive.

Glue or GLUE may also refer to:

Glue (album)

Glue is the debut studio album by British indie rock band, Eugene + the Lizards, though the second overall by frontman Eugene McGuinness, released on 30 November 2009 through Domino Records.

It was originally released as a 6-track limited edition 10" vinyl record, which then came with a digital code to download all 6 tracks plus the additional 4 tracks online for free, though it is now available for normal digital download on iTunes and AmazonMp3 and Domino mart.

Glue (film)

Glue, or Glue - Historia adolescente en medio de la nada, is a 2006 Argentine film written and directed by Argentine film director Alexis Dos Santos and was his debut long feature film.

Glue (TV series)

Glue is a British television drama shown on E4. It was created and written by Jack Thorne. It began broadcasting from 15 September to 3 November 2014 and comprises eight episodes. The plot revolves around the friends of a 14-year-old boy, Cal Bray, who is found dead. The investigation to find the killer reveals their dark and dirty secrets, hidden behind the picture-perfect English countryside.

Usage examples of "glue".

Beautiful Agami woodwork, larken-built, like all the best of the Agami: each panel was made of thousands of pieces of wood, some as large as a thumbnail, some as small as a splinter, each one invisibly glued into place, fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle.

I was glued to my keyhole, mesmerized, as Fatty piped some command and a score of amahs clacked forward to parade the girls.

I threw myself on her, and with my lips glued to hers I pressed her between my amorous arms, pending the moment of supreme bliss.

The auriferous tooth, the sedentary disposition, the Sunday afternoon wanderlust, the draught upon the delicatessen store for home-made comforts, the furor for department store marked-down sales, the feeling of superiority to the lady in the third-floor front who wore genuine ostrich tips and had two names over her bell, the mucilaginous hours during which she remained glued to the window sill, the vigilant avoidance of the instalment man, the tireless patronage of the acoustics of the dumb-waiter shaft - all the attributes of the Gotham flat-dweller were hers.

Dasha, Mama, and Babushka looked at the shape of the glued paper on the window.

With mouths glued to each other they plunged, curvetted, wriggled, squirmed, till the blissful ecstasy overtook them both simultaneously, when madly they bedewed each other with their love-juice to the accompaniment of the most exquisite quiverings and thrillings, utterly absorbed in rapture!

 The old and new apartments soon boomed to the sounds of saws and hammers, and the air was laden with the scent of glue and varnish and fresh paint.

Silently, Chib counts to thirty, then to thirty more to make sure the glue is thoroughly dried.

When coiling ceases, time rebuilds the molecules to its own specifications, the glue snaps back and the self in time is recreated.

The dab of cyanoacrylate glue that spat from her tail stuck to the chassis of the van and hardened instantaneously.

When I held Anastasia between my arms in bed, her lips glued to mine, I told her, as in duty bound, that she did not trust in me enough to lie beside me with her clothes off.

The tomb exhaled the scent of dry stone, epoxy glue, dust, and warm electronics.

Rather than tents, we would shelter the stormy nights in fiberglass huts, which the combat engineers would glue together with an epoxy that sprayed out as liquid but set up instantaneously even at zero Fahrenheit.

Anyone aboard would kill for strawberries, but we had enough epoxy to glue together the city of Tallahassee.

Fifty feet away, combat engineers laid fiberglass panels on rock and assembled epoxy sprayers to glue them into shelters.