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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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By the end of the period, the kids were gluing down the flaps from each woven strip and thrilled with their work and I was sighing with relief that I thought so quickly on my feet and there was a happy ending!
After carefully selecting and gluing down glass pieces, she proudly showed off her finished piece titled "Pink Sky."
3 Repeat with a different color to create patterns, periodically gluing down thread.
This trick is also handy when I need to apply pressure where clamps won't reach: gluing down bubbled veneer in the middle of a large tabletop, for example.
Matching the angle and fall of your stairs, use a chop saw to cut your spindles to the required length and place your first spindle into position, gluing down a 100mm space marker.
released a technical information paper with its recommendation on the proper technique for gluing down NOFMA-certified solid wood floors directly to a slab.
Students complete the collage portion of the project by cutting out, overlapping, and gluing down a symmetrical wallpaper vase (using a different patterned paper).
The former seamstress, who is studying for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, spent several weeks gluing down the 4,080 syringes before carefully adding the needles.
He demonstrates his devotion to this idealism through his virtuoso handicraft--a careful, delicate gluing down and subsequent decorating of his favored felt and string--which seems only the slightest touch ironic; his frank portrayals that neither play up nor play down the relationships among his subjects; and the simple pleasantness of his images, down no the last warm and fuzzy detail.
This encouraged students to really look at the paper and consider its possibilities, rather than just hastily gluing down a random piece they found.
But gluing down hundreds of pavers will add a few hours to the job and you'll spend at least $100 on adhesive.
The students filled in their drawings by gluing down the torn bits of paper.
After carefully selecting and gluing down glass pieces, she proudly showed off her finished piece titled "Pink Sky." Gabriella submitted her artwork to the 19th annual For Kids' Sake Art Auction in support of kids her age who live in Bangladesh.
While students were cutting and gluing their scraps into the mitten shape, they made sure to conform to the curves of their pencil drawing, rather than sloppily gluing down chunks of fabric.