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"glue" in American English

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gluenoun [U]

 us   /ɡlu/
a ​stickysubstance used for ​joining things

glueverb [T]

 /ɡlu/
to ​join something to something ​else with a ​stickysubstance that makes the two things ​stay together when it ​dries: I’ll just glue the ​handle back on the ​cup.
(Definition of glue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"glue" in British English

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gluenoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡluː/
C2 a ​stickysubstance that is used for ​joining things together ​permanently, ​produced from ​animalbones and ​skins or by a ​chemicalprocess

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  • a ​blob of glue
  • Join the two ​pieces together using ​strong glue.
  • The ​parts are ​held together with glue.
  • You could ​stick that back together with a ​bit of glue.
  • Watch that you don't get glue on ​yourfingers, won't you?

glueverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ɡluː/ (present participle glueing or gluing, past tense and past participle glued)
C2 to ​join things together using glue: Is it ​worthtrying to glue this ​plate back together? I've ​nearlyfinished making my ​plane - I just have to glue the ​wings on.
(Definition of glue from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “glue”
in Korean 풀…
in Arabic صَمْغ, غِراء…
in Malaysian gam…
in French colle…
in Russian клей…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膠, 膠水…
in Italian colla…
in Turkish tutkal, zamk, yapıştırıcı…
in Polish klej…
in Spanish cola, pegamento…
in Vietnamese keo, hồ…
in Portuguese cola…
in Thai กาว…
in German der Klebstoff…
in Catalan goma, cola…
in Japanese 接着剤, のり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胶, 胶水…
in Indonesian lem…
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