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American English: /ɡlu/
British English: /ɡluː/

Translation of glue in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • to sniff glue
    inhalar or [slang] esnifar pegamento
    wood glue (before noun) glue pen
    lápiz (masculine) adhesivo
    pegamento (masculine) tipo lápiz
    Example sentences
    • Adhesives and glues are substances that are capable of bonding two solid materials together at their surfaces.
    • The glue supplied to stick nail on nail would do a sterling job of adhering the girders of the Forth Bridge together.
    • Then designate him as the control, and stick to him like glue for the rest of the night.

transitive verb glues, glueing, glued

  • 1.1 (stick)
    (in carpentry)
    fold the edges and glue them down
    doblar los bordes y pegarlos
    she glued the pieces together
    pegó las piezas
    1.2 (fix) See examples: keep your eyes glued on the road
    no apartes la vista de la carretera
    he was glued to the television
    estaba pegado a la televisión
    Example sentences
    • My eyelids are glued together, and I feel like I'm doing everything in slow motion.
    • Tender keyboard melodies and skeletal guitar rhythms are glued together in darkness.
    • Meticulously gluing them together piece by piece, Kaufman builds up feathered layers and leaflike clusters of paint.

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