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Glue vs. Clue — What's the Difference?

Glue vs. Clue — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Glue and Clue

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Glue

A strong liquid adhesive obtained by boiling collagenous animal parts such as bones, hides, and hooves into hard gelatin and then adding water.

Clue

Variant of clew1.

Glue

An adhesive force or factor
Idealism was the glue that held our group together.

Clue

To give (someone) guiding information
Clue me in on what's happening around the office.

Glue

To stick, fasten, or cause to adhere
Glued the broken leg of the chair together.
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Clue

Variant of clew1.

Glue

To cause to be focused on or directed at something
Our eyes were glued to the stage.

Clue

A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.

Glue

A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.

Clue

Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
Give me a clue because the question is too vague.

Glue

(figurative) Anything that binds two things or people together.

Clue

An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
The detectives were looking for some clues at the scene of the crime.

Glue

(transitive) To join or attach something using glue.
I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.

Clue

Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)
I had little clue that I was being carefully monitored by the CCTV.

Glue

(transitive) To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.
His eyes were glued to the screen.

Clue

To provide with a clue.
The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".

Glue

A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.

Clue

To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.
You need to clue me what to do, I have no idea.

Glue

To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.
This cold, congealed bloodThat glues my lips, and will not let me speak.

Clue

A ball of thread; a thread or other means of guidance. Same as Clew.
You have wound a goodly clue.
This clue once found unravels all the rest.
Serve as clues to guide us into further knowledge.

Glue

Cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

Clue

A slight indication

Glue

Any of various similar adhesives, such as paste, mucilage, or epoxy.

Clue

Evidence that helps to solve a problem

Glue

Join or attach with or as if with glue;
Paste the sign ont the wall
Cut and paste the sentence in the text

Clue

Something that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem or mystery.

Glue

Be fixed as if by glue;
His eyes were glued on her

Clue

Roll into a ball

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