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Blu-Tack Line breaks: Blu-Tack
Pronunciation: /ˈbluːtak/

Definition of Blu-Tack in English:


[mass noun] trademark
A pale blue adhesive substance typically used to attach paper to walls or other hard surfaces: you needn’t invest in permanent notices: slips of paper and Blu-Tack will do
More example sentences
  • The Care Quality Commission stressed that it has not banned magazines from waiting rooms, or set any rules about Blu-Tack.
  • We had posters displayed on most estates, taped or stuck up with Blu-Tack, and they stayed up.
  • Blu-Tack, which kept the posters from falling off my walls in college, is not just a handy tool, it's an art medium.


[with object] Back to top  
Attach (something) to a wall or other hard surface using Blu-Tack: he’s Blu-Tacked a large map of the British Isles to his wall
More example sentences
  • We ended up taking the pics with the prints Blu-Tacked to the windows in the back garden.
  • A Respect poster is Blu-Tacked to his shop window.
  • The daubs and scrawls of the pupils were still Blu-Tacked to the walls of the classrooms.

Words that rhyme with Blu-Tack

smokestack • thumbtack

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