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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.
See also: glue

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


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


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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References in periodicals archive ?
The boards made by conventional hot gluing were marked as K and the boards made by HF gluing were marked as HF.
There are various processes occurring in laminate elements depending on the applied gluing procedure During the hot gluing, veneer layers warm up from outer layers towards the middle layers.
During HF gluing the warming of veneer layers is fast and almost equally over the whole cross section.
The thickness loss for laminate elements made by hot gluing was 1.
Because of the same reason the specimens made by hot gluing had 4 % lower humidity and 2 % higher density.
3 % for specimens made by hot gluing comparing to HF gluing.
Analysis of creep curves and models unknown parameters pointed out that the creep values depend on the duration time of gluing procedure.
Laminate elements made by HF gluing procedure had better rheological properties (smaller creep values), i.
Resnik Influence of gluing technology on viscoelasticity properties of LVL; Wood Research.
preset accuracy; * dimensional checks on NC machined tooling on geometric control machines according to mathematical model; * drill polystyrene injectors and air and steam vents on the cavity inserts of the molding equipment; * drill suction holes in the printing side of the gluing tools; * manually finish and polish the molding equipment cavity.
Following these steps, a complete molding and gluing tooling set for an intake manifold was designed using multiple multi-impression equipment.
Contact gluing is the most commonly used technology in the commercial web offset market today," Puehringer continued.
Robatech President and CEO Marcel Meyer added, "To continue to grow our position in the web offset market, we are combining Robatech's advanced gluing technology with a company that has a well-established worldwide sales and support network for the printing industry.