Definition of superglue in English:


nounPlural superglues

  • A very strong quick-setting adhesive, based on cyanoacrylates or similar polymers.

    • ‘Next time, put superglue on your hands first.’
    • ‘While one develops molecule-size solar cells modeled on the way leaves gather energy, another is examining the adhesive properties of the blue mussel to make a waterproof superglue.’
    • ‘I've got some superglue in my back pocket which I fully intend to use!’
    • ‘It would be a trivial matter to peel off the feet and position them correctly with a dab of superglue, but it would also have been nice for them to be correct in the first place.’
    • ‘Cyanoacrylates adhesives (also referred to as superglues), which form high shear and tensile strength, can be used to join nearly all materials.’
    • ‘It was like being painted with coloured superglue.’
    • ‘She didn't appreciate the reference to the unsuccessful experiment with superglue she had attempted five years back.’
    • ‘Despite all the improvements of cyanoacrylate, small amounts of hardware store superglue will work in a pinch.’
    • ‘Was there any superglue or something on the floor?’
    • ‘A little superglue and no one will ever be the wiser.’
    • ‘I would superglue my hand to the tax office desk, but I can't afford to buy any superglue!’
    • ‘Two days ago his biggest problem had been how to get superglue on his teacher's chair without being caught.’
    adhesive, glue, fixative, gum, paste, bonding, binder, sealer, sealant
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verbsupergluing, superglued, superglues, superglueing

[with object]
  • Stick with superglue.

    ‘he superglued his hands together’
    • ‘A revival of domestic do-it-yourselfing and artsy crafting is driving a cultural boom in all things knitted, hand-sewn, superglued and welded.’
    • ‘One of the firefighters came in at 7pm and the pads had been superglued up at the front and back doors.’
    • ‘The twists are first superglued and then further secured with shrink tubing.’
    • ‘You guys should just superglue your mouths together, seriously.’
    • ‘When it happened in March, we thought that the window sensors must be loose and getting slightly dislodged by over-affectionate cats, so we superglued them in place.’
    • ‘It would've been convincing if only he didn't look as if he was trying to superglue it to his forehead with sheer will alone.’
    • ‘Age old tricks like supergluing coins or other treats to the ground will easily fool the Uni minions.’
    • ‘We pry the superglued fan off, and replace the now damaged CPU fan, and give him a stern warning not to open his case again.’
    • ‘Then we superglued and siliconed the whole shebang together.’
    • ‘This required me to superglue it back together to once again utilize it.’
    • ‘Once mounted, we superglued the brackets and set it in front of the fan to dry.’
    • ‘Then a few days ago there was a report that someone found pieces of glass superglued to the monkey bars and slides in a children's park.’
    • ‘Even the headphones have been superglued into their socket.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the company said: ‘They also superglued the locks of the doors.’’
    • ‘Either someone has superglued the bloody thing together or I am weak and defeated.’
    • ‘Offices in Glasgow had their locks superglued and the walls daubed with offensive slogans.’
    • ‘I wasn't sure that I'd be able to pick them all up again and superglue the picture back into place.’