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Dictionary definition for: Stick

1. (n) implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire" "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"

2. (v) fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"

3. (n) a small thin branch of a tree

4. (v) 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!"

5. (n) a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

6. (v) 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"

7. (n) informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"

8. (v) stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

9. (n) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

10. (v) be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"

11. (v) endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"

12. (n) threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"

13. (v) be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism" "She sticks to her principles"

14. (v) be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble" "The friends stuck together through the war"

15. (v) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

16. (v) fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"

17. (v) fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"

18. (v) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"

19. (v) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"

20. (v) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"

21. (v) 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"

22. (v) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill" "I was stung with a huge tax bill"

23. (v) 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"

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