stick (n.)

  1. an implement consisting of a length of wood; he collected dry sticks for a campfire; the kid had a candied apple on a stick'

  2. a small thin branch of a tree

  3. a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

    [ Syn: control stick , joystick ]

  4. a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine

  5. informal terms for the leg; fever left him weak on his sticks

    [ Syn: pin , peg ]

  6. a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball

  7. a long thin implement resembling a length of wood; cinnamon sticks; a stick of dynamite'

  8. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

    [ Syn: joint , marijuana cigarette , reefer , spliff ]

  9. threat of a penalty; the policy so far is all stick and no carrot'

    stick (v.)

  1. put, fix, force, or implant; lodge a bullet in the table; stick your thumb in the crack

    [ Syn: lodge , wedge , deposit ]

  2. fasten with or as with pins or nails; stick the photo onto the corkboard'

  3. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress'

  4. pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; he stuck the cloth with the needle'

  5. pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; He stuck the needle into his finger'

  6. 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

    [ Syn: cling , cleave , adhere , cohere ]

  7. saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; They stuck me with the dinner bill; I was stung with a huge tax bill

    [ Syn: sting ]

  8. be a mystery or bewildering to; This beats me!; Got me--I dont know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me

    [ Syn: perplex , vex , get , puzzle , mystify , baffle , beat , pose , bewilder , flummox , stupefy , nonplus , gravel , amaze , dumbfound ]

  9. 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!

    [ Syn: stay , stick around , stay put ]

  10. stick to firmly; Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

    [ Syn: adhere , hold fast , bond , bind , stick to ]

  11. be or become fixed; The door sticks--we will have to plane it'

  12. endure; The label stuck to her for the rest of her life'

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

    [ Syn: adhere ]

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

    [ Syn: stand by , stick by , adhere ]

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

  16. fasten with an adhesive material like glue; stick the poster onto the wall'

The dictionary is based on the WordNet Electronic Lexical Database.
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