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Stick meaning

stick - 33 dictionary results

  1. 1. be a mystery or bewildering to; " This beats me!"; " Got me-- I don't know the answer!"; " a vexing problem"; " This question really stuck me"
  2. 2. pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; " He stuck the needle into his finger"
  3. 3. pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; " he stuck the cloth with the needle"
  4. 4. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; " stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
  5. 5. fasten with or as with pins or nails; " stick the photo onto the corkboard"
  6. 6. fasten with an adhesive material like glue; " stick the poster onto the wall"
  7. 7. cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; " stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
  8. 8. be a devoted follower or supporter; " The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; " She sticks to her principles"
  9. 9. endure; " The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
  10. 10. be or become fixed; " The door sticks-- we will have to plane it"
  11. 11. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.
  12. 12. Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.
  13. 13. Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.
  14. 14. A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.
  15. 15. A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.
  16. 16. To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce; as, to stick a needle into one's finger.
  17. 17. To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve.
  18. 18. To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth.
  19. 19. To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards.
  20. 20. To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork.
  21. 21. To attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a plaster; to stick a stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner.
  22. 22. To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type.
  23. 23. To run or plane ( moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.
  24. 24. To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem.
  25. 25. To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.
  26. 26. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.
  27. 27. To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.
  28. 28. To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.
  29. 29. To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at.
  30. 30. To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
  31. 31. Rod or branch of wood; staff.
  32. 32. To adhere; remain fixed; be hindered.
  33. 33. To stab; fix in; cause to adhere.

stick - examples of usage

  1. After this, he had the walking- stick given him to carry, an office of which he seemed very proud. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. One day, after getting some way from home, his master found that he had forgotten his walking- stick. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. What kind of a stick are you, anyway? - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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