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glue (something) together

To adhere the parts or pieces of something to each other. Don't worry about this old thing, I'll just glue it back together when I get home. Do you really think we can glue the pieces of Mom's vase together?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: glue, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Russell Stewart, one of the scientists who worked on the new glue, says that in the same way the sandcastle worm glues together grains of sand, surgeons may be able to glue together broken bones.
But she's still not happy - in fact, shes angry that father and son are getting on so well, so she glues together the pages of Phil's account books and blames Ben.
Among the numerous programs moving inflammation research forward is an effort funded by a National Institute of General Medical Sciences "glue grant," so named because it "glues together" multidisciplinary efforts to tackle biomedical questions beyond the means of any one research group.
Liquid water glues together dust and ice particles in many other materials.
This lone figure on a pedestal proved on inspection to be hollow: Chu generally glues together blocks of wood and then carves them into figures with a chainsaw; holes in the finished products undermine an initial impression of weight and solidity.
A team of researchers has genetically engineered aspens to reduce their content of lignin, a tough polymer that glues together the cells in trees and that the papermaking process must chemically extract.
But Wall seems fond of these vitrines, with their thick aluminum casings, and of splitting his large-format photographic images into two parts which he then glues together again, edge to edge, a process that the use of Cibachrome transparencies demands.