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glue something down
to fix something down onto something with cement. Glue the edge of the rug down before someone trips over it. You should glue down the rug.
glue something on(to) somethingand glue something to something; glue something on
to attach something to something else with cement. Please glue the binding onto this book. Someone pulled it off. Please glue on the binding.
glue something together
to attach the pieces of something together with glue. She glued the pieces of the model plane together. She glued together all the loose pieces.
glued to someone or something
Fig. following someone everywhere; very close to or touching something. His little sister was glued to him all afternoon. Finally he sent her home.
glued to something
giving something your full attention During football season, he's glued to the TV. She has her ears glued to her CD player all the time.
glued/rooted to the spot
if you are glued to the spot, you cannot move, usually because you are very shocked or frightened I stood there rooted to the spot as he came nearer and nearer.
n. the place where old horses are sent so their bones can be made into glue; a similar, imaginary place for people. I’m not as young as I used to be, but I’m not ready for the glue factory yet.
1. mod. arrested. (Underworld.) Shorty goes to great extremes to keep from getting glued.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. About three more beers and I’ll be glued.