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stick - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stick

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(noun) an implement consisting of a length of wood
Example Sentence
  • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
  • the kid had a candied apple on a stick

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(noun) a small thin branch of a tree
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(noun) a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
Synonyms : control stick , joystick

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(noun) a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
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(noun) informal terms for the leg
Synonyms : peg , pin
Example Sentence
  • fever left him weak on his sticks

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(noun) a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
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(noun) a long thin implement resembling a length of wood
Example Sentence
  • cinnamon sticks
  • a stick of dynamite

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(noun) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
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(noun) threat of a penalty
Example Sentence
  • the policy so far is all stick and no carrot

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(verb) put, fix, force, or implant
Synonyms : deposit , lodge , wedge
Example Sentence
  • lodge a bullet in the table
  • stick your thumb in the crack

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(verb) stay put (in a certain place)
Synonyms : stay , stay put , stick around
Example Sentence
  • We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati
  • Stay put in the corner here!
  • Stick around and you will learn something!

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(verb) stick to firmly
Synonyms : adhere , bind , bond , hold fast , stick to
Example Sentence
  • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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(verb) be or become fixed
Example Sentence
  • The door sticks--we will have to plane it

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(verb) endure
Example Sentence
  • The label stuck to her for the rest of her life

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(verb) be a devoted follower or supporter
Synonyms : adhere
Example Sentence
  • The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
  • She sticks to her principles

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(verb) be loyal to
Synonyms : adhere , stand by , stick by
Example Sentence
  • She stood by her husband in times of trouble
  • The friends stuck together through the war

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(verb) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
Example Sentence
  • stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it

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(verb) fasten with an adhesive material like glue
Example Sentence
  • stick the poster onto the wall

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(verb) fasten with or as with pins or nails
Example Sentence
  • stick the photo onto the corkboard

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(verb) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
Example Sentence
  • stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress

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(verb) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
Example Sentence
  • he stuck the cloth with the needle

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(verb) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed
Example Sentence
  • He stuck the needle into his finger

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(verb) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Synonyms : adhere , cleave , cling , cohere
Example Sentence
  • The dress clings to her body
  • The label stuck to the box
  • The sushi rice grains cohere

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(verb) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
Synonyms : sting
Example Sentence
  • They stuck me with the dinner bill
  • I was stung with a huge tax bill

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(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

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