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    stick - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stick

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a small thin branch of a tree Definition
    (noun) a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
    Synonyms : control stick , joystick
    Definition
    (noun) a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine Definition
    (noun) informal terms for the leg
    Synonyms : peg , pin
    Example Sentence
    • fever left him weak on his sticks
    Definition
    (noun) a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball Definition
    (noun) a long thin implement resembling a length of wood
    Example Sentence
    • cinnamon sticks
    • a stick of dynamite
    Definition
    (noun) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking Definition
    (noun) threat of a penalty
    Example Sentence
    • the policy so far is all stick and no carrot
    Definition
    (verb) put, fix, force, or implant
    Synonyms : deposit , lodge , wedge
    Example Sentence
    • lodge a bullet in the table
    • stick your thumb in the crack
    Definition
    (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!
    Definition
    (verb) stick to firmly
    Synonyms : adhere , bind , bond , hold fast , stick to
    Example Sentence
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
    Definition
    (verb) be or become fixed
    Example Sentence
    • The door sticks--we will have to plane it
    Definition
    (verb) endure
    Example Sentence
    • The label stuck to her for the rest of her life
    Definition
    (verb) be a devoted follower or supporter
    Synonyms : adhere
    Example Sentence
    • The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
    • She sticks to her principles
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
    Example Sentence
    • stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it
    Definition
    (verb) fasten with an adhesive material like glue
    Example Sentence
    • stick the poster onto the wall
    Definition
    (verb) fasten with or as with pins or nails
    Example Sentence
    • stick the photo onto the corkboard
    Definition
    (verb) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
    Example Sentence
    • stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress
    Definition
    (verb) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
    Example Sentence
    • he stuck the cloth with the needle
    Definition
    (verb) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed
    Example Sentence
    • He stuck the needle into his finger
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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