Soap vs Glue - What's the difference?

soap | glue |


As an acronym soap

is .

As a noun glue is

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

As a verb glue is

to join or attach something using glue.

soap

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

  • (uncountable) a substance able to mix with both oil and water, used for cleaning, often in the form of a solid bar or in liquid form, derived from fats or made
  • I tried washing my hands with soap, but the stain wouldn't go away.
  • (chemistry) a metallic
  • a conversation
  • (slang) purposes
  • (countable, informal)
  • (countable, informal)
  • References

    * The Free Dictionary definitions from various other dictionaries

    Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    See also

    * body wash * shampoo * shower gel * washball

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply soap to in washing.
  • Be sure to soap yourself well before rinsing.
  • (informal) To cover, lather or in any other form treat with soap, often as a prank.
  • Those kids soaped my windows!
  • (informal) To be discreet about (a topic).
  • (slang, dated) To flatter; to wheedle.
  • Synonyms

    * (to be discreet about) soft soap, sugar soap, soft-pedal, downplay

    See also

    * (soap)

    Anagrams

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    glue

    English

    (wikipedia glue)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.
  • (obsolete) Birdlime.
  • Derived terms

    * bee glue * fish glue * glue code * glue plant * glue stick * glueball * gluey * marine glue

    Verb

  • To join or attach something using glue.
  • I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.
  • * '>citation
  • To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.
  • His eyes were glued to the screen.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • So as I lay on the ground with my ear glued close against the wall, who should march round the church but John Trenchard, Esquire, not treading delicately like King Agag, or spying, but just come on a voyage of discovery for himself.

    Derived terms

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