|1.||[ noun ] implement consisting of a length of wood|
"he collected dry sticks for a campfire" "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
|Related terms:||implement club staff bow walking_stick maulstick singlestick linstock spindle divining_rod drumstick swizzle_stick stob matchstick diving_rod|
|2.||[ noun ] (botany) a small thin branch of a tree|
|Related terms:||limb tree_branch|
|3.||[ verb ] fix, force, or implant|
|Synonyms:||deposit wedge lodge|
"lodge a bullet in the table"
|Related terms:||dislodge fasten redeposit stick_out extend|
|4.||[ noun ] a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane|
|5.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||situate put|
|6.||[ verb ] stick to firmly|
|Synonyms:||bind stick_to bond hold_fast adhere|
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
|Related terms:||attach bind cling attachment adhesiveness gummed_label fastener|
|7.||[ verb ] stay put (in a certain place)|
|Synonyms:||stay stay_put stick_around|
"We are staying in Detroit we are not moving to Cincinnati" "Stay put in the corner here!" "Stick around and you will learn something!"
|Related terms:||move stay_in_place arrest|
|8.||[ verb ] be a mystery or bewildering to|
|Synonyms:||puzzle bewilder baffle mystify amaze pose stupefy flummox nonplus stupify get gravel trounce dumbfound beat vex perplex|
"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"
|Related terms:||confuse stagger elude riddle stump solve puzzle_over mystery bewilderment mystification mystification stupefaction puzzle|
|9.||[ verb ] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation|
|Synonyms:||cling adhere cohere cleave|
"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"
|Related terms:||touch mold conglutinate agglutinate adhere coherence adhesiveness attach|
|10.||[ verb ] saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous|
"They stuck me with the dinner bill" "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
|11.||[ verb ] cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface|
"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
|12.||[ verb ] pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed|
"He stuck the needle into his finger"
|Related terms:||pierce dagger|
|13.||[ noun ] (arms) a short stout club used primarily by policemen|
|Synonyms:||nightstick billy billystick billy_club truncheon|
|14.||[ noun ] marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking|
|Synonyms:||marijuana_cigarette reefer spliff joint|
|Related terms:||cigarette jook cannabis|
|15.||[ verb ] be or become fixed|
"The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
|16.||[ verb ] fasten with an adhesive material like glue|
"stick the poster onto the wall"
|17.||[ verb ] fasten with or as with pins or nails|
"stick the photo onto the corkboard"
|18.||[ verb ] fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something|
"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
|19.||[ verb ] pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument|
"he stuck the cloth with the needle"
|20.||[ verb ] be loyal to|
|Synonyms:||stick_to stick_with stick_by adhere stand_by|
"She stood by her husband in times of trouble" "The friends stuck together through the war"
|21.||[ verb ] endure|
"The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
|22.||[ verb ] be a devoted follower or supporter|
"The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism" "She sticks to her principles"
|Related terms:||adopt attachment|
|23.||[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) informal terms of the leg|
"fever left him weak on his sticks"
|24.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29599|
|25.||[ noun ] threat of a penalty|
: "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"