glue
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glue(
glu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (adhesive)
a. el pegamento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(semi-liquid)
Apply the glue and press the parts together.Aplique el pegamento y presione las piezas para juntarlas.
b. la pega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(semi-liquid)
This glue only takes ten seconds to dry.Esta pega solo toma diez segundos para secarse.
c. la cola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(paste)
Put glue in the hole and push the chair leg into it.Ponga cola en el agujero e introduzca la pata de la silla.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to join with glue)
a. pegar
Glue the parts together and wait 30 seconds.Pegue las piezas y espere 30 segundos.
b. encolar
I glued the four parts of the frame into place.Encolé las cuatro partes del marco.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pay close attention to)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Everyone had their eyes glued to the doorway.Nadie apartaba la vista de la puerta.
We're glued to the television when our favorite show is on.Estamos pegados al televisor cuando ponen nuestro programa favorito.
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glue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in general)
a. el pegamento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (thicker, for wood, metal)
a. la cola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (in general)
a. pegar
4. (wood, metal)
a. encolar
5. (fig)
a.
to be glued to the televisionestar pegado(a) a la televisión
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glue [ɡluː]
noun
cola (f); pegamento (m); (as drug) pegamento (m);
transitive verb
1 pegar;to a
to glue two things together pegar dos cosas (con goma etc)
2
her face was glued to the window tenía la cara pegada a la ventana; she was glued to the television estaba pegada al televisor; to be glued to the spot quedarse clavado
modifier
GLUE EAR: This condition in children is a serious infection which is becoming increasingly common because children fail to complete antibiotic courses for middle-ear infections. Where previously such acute infections would have led to a burst ear drum and a runny ear, they now leave an accumulation of gluey substance, which gets trapped inside the ear drum and makes the child partly deaf as the drum cannot vibrate. A tiny plastic tube called a grommet is usually inserted into the ear to equalise pressure on either side of the ear drum One in four children are affected by glue ear. It is probably the most common operation with more than 90,000 being carried out each year
glue sniffer (n) esnifadoraesnifadora (m) (f) de pegamento;a esnifadora persona (f) que inhala or esnifa pegamento
glue sniffing (n) inhalación (f) de pegamento
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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