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glued to the spot

Unable to move, usually due to fear or surprise. Primarily heard in UK. I wanted to run when I saw the car headed towards me, but my legs just wouldn't move—I was glued to the spot.
See also: glue, spot

glued to (someone or something)

1. Following or staying very close to someone, especially in an annoying or clingy way. We thought Sarah would love the freedom of running around the beach on her own, but she's been glued to us all day.
2. Giving something one's complete attention, and ignoring everything else. He's been glued to that book for the entire camping trip. I wish he would take a break and enjoy the scenery. Conor's kids are always glued to the television. They don't even say hello when we come over.
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be glued to (someone or something)

1. To be following or staying very close to someone, especially in an annoying or clingy way. We thought Sarah would love the freedom of running around the beach on her own, but she's been glued to us all day.
2. To be giving something one's complete attention, and ignoring everything else. He's been glued to that book for the entire camping trip. I wish he would take a break and enjoy the scenery. Connor's kids are always glued to the television. They don't even say hello when we come over.
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(with) (one's) eyes glued to (something)

With all of one's attention focused solely on the thing one is looking at. If "with" is omitted, the entire phrase is separated from the rest of the sentence by one or two commas. I will not abide people eating at my table with their eyes glued to their phones! I came back two hours later to find the kids sitting in exactly the same position, their eyes still glued to the television.
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have (one's) eyes glued to (something)

To have all of one's attention focused solely on the thing one is looking at. I absolutely hate it when people eat at my house and have their eyes glued to their phones for the entire meal. I came back two hours later to find the kids still had their eyes glued to the television.
See also: eye, glue, have

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

glue something on(to) something

 and 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.
See also: glue, on

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

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.
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your eyes glued to something

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your eyes glued on something

Someone with their eyes glued to something or glued on something, is watching it with all their attention. Her eyes glued to the screen of her laptop, Kate did not notice the room growing dark. People stood in groups, their eyes glued to the TV and a look of disbelief on their faces. The boys sat politely on the gym floor, their eyes glued on the special visitor. Note: You can also keep your eyes glued to something or glued on something. I just kept my eyes glued to the road. I kept my eyes glued on the door, just waiting for him to come.
See also: eye, glue, something

be ˈglued to something

(informal) give all your attention to something; stay very close to something: He spends every evening glued to the TV.Her eyes were glued to the screen (= she did not stop watching it).
See also: glue, something

ˌglued/ˌrooted to the ˈspot

not able to move, for example because you are frightened or surprised: He shouted at her to run, but she just stood there, glued to the spot.She stood there rooted to the spot when she saw the body.
See also: glue, root, spot

glue factory

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.
See also: factory, glue

glued

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.
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The wood parts produced by HF gluing are often met in practice.
In the present research of the data related to the relevant physical and mechanical properties of laminate elements, produced by different technological gluing procedures, were determined by experimental method.
These faults revealed that there were differences between different sets of the same tooling, providing limited reliability in the molding and pattern gluing machines.
Special machinery is also used to make gluing equipment, or a resin-pouring procedure can be used.
With a new braid, coil upward to form the 4-inch-high sloped head, gluing each concentric coil about halfway up the inside of the coil beneath it in front, three-fourths up the inside of the coil beneath it in back.
Before gluing top head coils, use a separate braid to make 4-1/2-inch-tall ears; tuck ends under head coils.
Baldwin President and COO Karl Puehringer said, "Robatech's expertise in gluing and Baldwin's extensive global sales and support network create a unique combination that will enable us to provide customers with an even greater set of on-folder gluing and finishing solutions.
Contact gluing is the most commonly used technology in the commercial web offset market today," Puehringer continued.
Your gluing and clamping operation will go more smoothly if you set up the clamps before you start.
This is one of the few times you wofft need clamps when gluing, since there's very little stress on the joint.
It cuts precise oval slots in the ends and the surfaces of wood parts that enable you to position the parts for clamping and gluing quickly and accurately.
After gluing two joints, you'll have a U-shape formed by three frame members.
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Look carefully for broken parts, bad gluing jobs and loose-fitting joints.
One way to prepare a rough, crooked, burnt or out-of-square edge for gluing is to "plane" it with a straight router bit (Photo 2).