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stick

noun (n)

  • an implement consisting of a length of wood (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He collected dry sticks for a campfire.
    The kid had a candied apple on a stick.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small thin branch of a tree (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • informal terms for the leg (noun.body)
    Synonym: peg, pin
    Example:
    Fever left him weak on his sticks.
    source: wordnet30
  • a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a long thin implement resembling a length of wood (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    Cinnamon sticks.
    A stick of dynamite.
    source: wordnet30
  • marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • threat of a penalty (noun.act)
    Example:
    The policy so far is all stick and no carrot.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • put, fix, force, or implant (verb.contact)
    Synonym: deposit, lodge, wedge
    Antonym: dislodge, free
    Example:
    Stick your thumb in the crack.
    source: wordnet30
  • stay put (in a certain place) (verb.motion)
    Synonym: stay, stay put, stick around
    Antonym: move
    Example:
    Stick around and you will learn something!.
    source: wordnet30
  • stick to firmly (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • be or become fixed (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The door sticks--we will have to plane it.
    source: wordnet30
  • endure (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • be a devoted follower or supporter (verb.stative)
    Synonym: adhere
    Example:
    She sticks to her principles.
    source: wordnet30
  • be loyal to (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it.
    source: wordnet30
  • fasten with an adhesive material like glue (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Stick the poster onto the wall.
    source: wordnet30
  • fasten with or as with pins or nails (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Stick the photo onto the corkboard.
    source: wordnet30
  • fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress.
    source: wordnet30
  • pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation (verb.contact)
    Synonym: adhere, cleave, cling, cohere
    source: wordnet30
  • saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous (verb.communication)
    Synonym: sting
    source: wordnet30
  • be a mystery or bewildering to (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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