stick like glue

Definition of stick like glue

informal
1 :to stay very firmly attached to something
  • Wash the egg off before it dries, or it will stick like glue.
often used figuratively
  • One of the kids called him "Stretch," and the nickname stuck (to him) like glue.
2 :to stay very close to someone
  • Her dog always stuck to her like glue.
  • The two friends stick (together) like glue.

Word by Word Definitions

stick play
  1. : a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: such as

  2. : a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch

  3. : a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material

  1. : to hit or propel (something, such as a hockey puck) with a stick

  1. : to pierce with something pointed : stab

  2. : to kill by piercing

  3. : to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce

  1. : a thrust with a pointed instrument : stab

  2. : delay, stop

  3. : impediment

glue play
  1. : any of various strong adhesive substances

  2. : a solution of glue used for sticking things together

  3. : something that binds together

  1. : to cause to stick tightly with or as if with glue

  2. : to cause to remain continuously or to be fixed steadily


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