an implement consisting of a length of wood; he collected dry sticks for a campfire; the kid had a candied apple on a stick'
a small thin branch of a tree
a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
informal terms for the leg; fever left him weak on his sticks
a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
a long thin implement resembling a length of wood; cinnamon sticks; a stick of dynamite'
marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
threat of a penalty; the policy so far is all stick and no carrot'
put, fix, force, or implant; lodge a bullet in the table; stick your thumb in the crack
fasten with or as with pins or nails; stick the photo onto the corkboard'
fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress'
pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; he stuck the cloth with the needle'
pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; He stuck the needle into his finger'
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
saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; They stuck me with the dinner bill; I was stung with a huge tax bill
[ Syn: sting ]
be a mystery or bewildering to; This beats me!; Got me--I dont know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me
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!
stick to firmly; Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
be or become fixed; The door sticks--we will have to plane it'
endure; The label stuck to her for the rest of her life'
be a devoted follower or supporter; The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism; She sticks to her principles
[ Syn: adhere ]
be loyal to; She stood by her husband in times of trouble; The friends stuck together through the war
cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it'
fasten with an adhesive material like glue; stick the poster onto the wall'