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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 126. The verb phrase today is to

  • be glued to or to be glued to something. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.

  • We actually have two definitions here. If someone is glued to a television or

  • computer screen, he or she is paying very close attention to something. So we might

  • often say somebody's eyes are glued to something. Obviously the idea you know,

  • alludes to real glue. Like it's stuck. You're staring at something. So we say

  • that you know, you're glued to something. All right and let's look at the second

  • meaning here. Of course to be staring at something and not move because you are

  • very interested in what you are looking at. These two would probably cover pretty

  • much everything. All right. Let's look at several examples we have here. All right.

  • Example number one. My husband is usually glued to the TV on Thanksgiving watching

  • one football game after another. You hear a lot of wives or women sometimes

  • complaining over the Thanksgiving Day holiday. That's like the beginning of

  • football season and very often a lot of guys will stay home and they don't just

  • watch one football game. They watch one football game after another football

  • game after another football game. And sometimes they complain they can't pull

  • them away. So they might use this term they might say they were glued to the TV

  • or their eyes are glued to the TV. All right. Good. So let's look at number two

  • here. My husband is a day trader you know, like somebody that trades stocks but

  • basically he trades stocks, many stocks every day. Okay. Some people can actually

  • make a lot of money doing this. Some people also it lose their shirt doing

  • this too. You got to be careful. My husband is a day trader and he spends all his time

  • glued to a computer screen watching subtle you know, just like little small

  • fluctuations in stock prices. Because if it hits a certain number you know, he

  • might sell another certain number he might buy and you know, he's just looking

  • for like a little movements throughout the day to try to make money on a

  • daily basis this way. Okay. So obviously his eyes will be glued to the computer

  • screen. All right let's look at number three here. We were glued to our seats.

  • Yes. Sometimes we say it this way. Listening to his intriguing speech and

  • if somebody was giving probably a very interesting speech and you were

  • listening intently and you couldn't move you didn't want to leave. So you were

  • glued to your seats listening to what he was saying because it was so interesting.

  • It could be. This another way we use it or number four. Her eyes were glued to the

  • movement of his hands because she thought he was a shoplifter and this may

  • be somebody in a store and maybe they seen this person before they think this

  • person might want to be stealing so they're watching everywhere his fingers

  • are going. So our eyes were glued to his hands you know because she suspected he

  • might be that type of person that might try to be stealing something in the

  • store. Okay. Good. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your

  • time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 126. The verb phrase today is to

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B1 INT US glued football game football computer screen game trader

English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (126) Be Glued to Something

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    anitawu12   posted on 2019/05/11
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