Definition of glue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

glue

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡluː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glue
BrE BrE//ɡluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡluː//
 
he / she / it glues
BrE BrE//ɡluːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡluːz//
 
past simple glued
BrE BrE//ɡluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡluːd//
 
past participle glued
BrE BrE//ɡluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡluːd//
 
-ing form gluing
BrE BrE//ˈɡluːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡluːɪŋ//
 
 
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  •  to join two things together using glue synonym stick glue A (to/onto B) She glued the label onto the box. glue A and B (together) Glue the two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure the edges are glued down.
  • Word Origin Middle English: from Old French glu (noun), gluer (verb), from late Latin glus, glut-, from Latin gluten.Extra examples Glue the pieces firmly together. Her eyes were glued firmly to the computer screen. Someone’s glued this coin to the table! The shells were glued in place. Glue the pieces of wood together.Idioms  (informal) to give all your attention to something; to stay very close to something He spends every evening glued to the TV. Her eyes were glued to the screen (= she did not stop watching it).  not able to move, for example because you are frightened or surprised
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