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glue

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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glueglue1 /ɡluː/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  DTa sticky substance used for joining things together
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glueIt acts like glue in your stomach.Then he dribbled an even stream of glue over the paper and pressed it lightly on the card.However, egg white is not the easiest adhesive to use at first and you may prefer to use a rubber solution glue.How did the glue change the mixture? 55.Wait for the glue to dry before you sit on it.Once the glue is dry you should place the photograph in the correct position, securing it with masking tape.Apply it to one of the surfaces then clamp together until the glue sets.She served four months and gave up the glue.Oppenheimer was the glue that held Los Alamos together.
glueglue2 verb (present participle gluing or glueing) [transitive]  1 STICKto join two things together using glue syn stickglue something (back) together The sheets are glued together with strong adhesive.glue something in place/position Check that you have glued everything in place properly.2 be glued to something→ See Verb table
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glueOne man glued a pressure-treated board to a concrete foundation in his basement.He regilded picture frames, glued back together broken cups and plates.I have used it to glue ceramic tile to a painted wall.We simply glued the broken ear back in place and she carried on to a successful conclusion.I tried to glue the handle back onto the cup.Suddenly as the passion between them rose to reach its highest sensation, Bethany arched herself to glue them tighter together.You make the model by cutting out these shapes and gluing them together.There is sheet linoleum of some kind already there, glued to the plywood, 20 years old.The body is aluminium and carbon fibre, and the chassis is glued together for extra fly-away lightness.Any two solids can therefore be glued together if we can find a liquid which will wet them both and then harden.glue something (back) togetherI think we can glue the lamp back together.No staples are allowed, as the boxes are recycled, so we glue the cardboard together.Suddenly as the passion between them rose to reach its highest sensation, Bethany arched herself to glue them tighter together.He regilded picture frames, glued back together broken cups and plates.You can make a simple honeycomb by taking several straws and gluing them together side by side.You know how birds use saliva as a glue to hold together their nests?
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Verb table
glue
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyglue
he, she, itglues
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyglued
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave glued
he, she, ithas glued
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad glued
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill glue
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have glued
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gluing
he, she, itis gluing
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you, we, theyare gluing
Past
I, he, she, itwas gluing
you, we, theywere gluing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gluing
he, she, ithas been gluing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gluing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gluing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gluing
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