glue
I. noun Etymology: Middle English glu, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin glut-, glus; akin to Latin gluten glue — more at clay Date: 14th century 1. a. any of various strong adhesive substances; especially a hard protein chiefly gelatinous substance that absorbs water to form a viscous solution with strong adhesive properties and that is obtained by cooking down collagenous materials (as hides or bones) b. a solution of glue used for sticking things together 2. something that binds together <
enough social glue…to satisfy the human desire for community — E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
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gluey adjectivegluily adverb II. transitive verb (glued; gluing; also glueing) Date: 14th century 1. to cause to stick tightly with or as if with glue <
gluing the wings onto the model airplane
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<
used that war to glue together a frail story — Gloria Emerson
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2. to cause to remain continuously or to be fixed steadily — usually used with to <
the spectators were glued to their seats
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<
kept his eyes glued to the TV screen
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(impure), (with glue),


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