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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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They complied in silence, and the little figure went on with its work of gumming or gluing together with a camel's-hair brush certain pieces of cardboard and thin wood, previously cut into various shapes.
Sandcastle worms (one shown growing in the lab) dwell in the intertidal zone where they construct a tubelike shell by gluing together bits of sand, broken shells and other mineral debris.
He, however, envisions that it may be used for gluing together small bone fragments in fractured knees, wrists, elbows, ankles, other joints, and the face and skull.
Roger Pamplin did not have enough experience to build the Acrowot plane, capable of speeds of more than 50mph - and had made mistakes in gluing together the tail section.
Because we can no longer find enough mature forests that can be milled to meet demands, the building industry is focused on gluing together chopped up pieces of remaining and young forests using urea-formldehyde (U-F) phenol formaldehyde (P-F) and methylene-diisocyanate (MDI).
Make each leg (A) by "laminating" (gluing together face to face) two 3/4-in.
Half-rounds, made by gluing together quarter-rounds, edge the table and its cross-lapped supports for smooth, safe edges.
Inspired by computer-generated images, Weber and Traizet have proved that it's possible to construct families of minimal surfaces using such parking-garage structures--in effect, by gluing together helicoids laterally.
Prepare the 1x6 boards that you'll be gluing together to make the top, front, back and sides (A through C).
The Poincare dodecahedral space is formed by gluing together opposite faces of a slightly curved dodecahedron--a soccer-ball-like shape with 12 pentagonal sides.
He enjoyed making large structures, including mathematical solids, by painstakingly gluing together hundreds upon hundreds of toothpicks.
In addition to gluing together tiny particles, molecular adhesives could attach small amounts of active chemicals to a crystal matrix that would later dissolve, Davey suggests, thus creating controlled-release drugs.
Another way to think about the topology of a two-dimensional manifold is in terms of gluing together the sides of a rubbery rectangle.
Then, pulling the tube into a ring, connect the open ends (in effect, gluing together the other two sides).
This remarkable surface, constructed by gluing together the two ends of a long strip of paper after giving one a half twist, has only one side and one edge.