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glue down

To use glue to adhere something to something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "glue" and "down." Have you glued down those pictures yet? The contractor is gluing the kitchen tiles down now.
See also: down, glue
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: down, glue
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ron simply glues down a piece of Styrofoam to a piece of Masonite, and then places a moist slab on it and forms it into a plate.
Of course, gaucherie is not in itself immune to preciousness, but Pylypchuk's work has more the irreverence of Dada collage, despite the fey title of his New York solo debut, "The Crying, No Arms Mournful Thoughts Society." For six years, Pylypchuk (who often goes by the pseudonym Rudy Bust) has been working with screwed-together plywood scraps and irregular remnants of striped polyester fabric and wallpaper, which he glues down and sprinkles with sand and glitter.
Once the stretcher is finished - a six- to eight-week job - Kloner staples and glues down the canvas, which he has cut into pieces to fit the various contours.