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  Definition of stick
  1. threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
  2. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
  3. implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
  4. a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
  5. informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
  6. a small thin branch of a tree
  7. 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"
  8. saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
  9. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
  10. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  11. pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
  12. pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
  13. cause to protrude or as if to protrude; "stick one''s hand out of the window"; "stick one''s nose into other people''s business"
  14. fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
  15. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
  16. fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
  17. fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
  18. cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
  19. stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
  20. be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
  21. be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
  22. endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
  23. be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
Similar Words: joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, control stick, joystick, pin, peg, perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, sting, cling, cleave, adhere, cohere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to, put forward, lodge, wedge, deposit, stay, stick around, stay put, stand by, stick by

 

See Also: puzzle over, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project

 

Hyponyms: juke, jook, juke joint, jook joint, juke house, jook house, bow, club, divining rod, dowser, dowsing rod, waterfinder, water finder, drumstick, linstock, matchstick, maulstick, mahlstick, singlestick, fencing stick, backsword, spindle, staff, stob, swizzle stick, walking stick, stump, mix up, riddle, elude, escape, mold, conglutinate, agglutinate, bind, redeposit

 

Grouped Verbs: adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to, cling, cleave, cohere

 

Entailments: attach

 

Derivational Morphology: stupefaction, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, poser, stumper, toughie, sticker, puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, mystery, enigma, secret, closed book, coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond, gummed label, paster, binder, binding, attachment, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing, dagger, spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, lodgment, lodgement, lodging, stay, disciple, adherent

 

Language Translations:
Breton: pegañ   Bulgarian: бастун and лепя and пръчка  
Chinese:   Danish: kæp and pind and stav and stok  
Dutch: kleven and stok and tak   Finnish: keppi and liimata and puikko and risu  
French: bâton and canne and coller   German: kleben and Stab and Stock  
Greek: ράβδος and κλαρί and μπαστούνι   Hebrew: מקל  
Hungarian: bot and ragasztani   Indonesian: tempel  
Irish: bata   Italian: bastone  
Japanese: 貼る and   Korean: 막대기  
Kurdish: دار   Malayalam: വടി  
Norwegian: kjepp and kvist and stokk   Portuguese: bastão and bengala and colar and graveto and pau  
Romanian: baston and băţ and lipi and nuia   Russian: палка and приклеивать and трость  
Spanish: barra and bastón and palo and pegar and ramita   Swedish: fästa and käpp and kvist and stav  
Turkish: baston   Ukrainian: палиця  
 
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