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stick2

stick2

 
pronunciation:
stIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
stick by, stick out, stick up, stick to
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sticks, sticking, stuck
definition 1: to pierce or poke with a pointed object; stab.
I stuck my finger with the needle.
synonyms:
pierce, stab
similar words:
jab, knife, penetrate, pink, poke, prick, prod, puncture, spear, transfix
definition 2: to fix into place by pushing the pointed end of an object into something.
She stuck a tack in the wall.
synonyms:
affix, poke, push, tack, thrust
similar words:
drive, hammer, insert, jab, post, staple, tap
definition 3: to attach by means of a pointed object.
He stuck the notice on the wall.
similar words:
affix, attach, fasten, nail, pin, spike, staple, tack
definition 4: to attach or fix with tape, paste, or other adhesive.
She stuck the pieces together with glue.She stuck the stamp to the envelope.
synonyms:
attach, fasten
antonyms:
unstick
similar words:
affix, bind, cement, clasp, connect, glue, join, paste, post, seal, tape
definition 5: to put in a particular place or position, usually hurriedly.
Stick your coat in the closet.
synonyms:
lay, place, set
similar words:
drop, plunk, position, put
definition 6: to make immovable.
The branches of the tree stuck the kite.
synonyms:
catch, snag
antonyms:
unstick
similar words:
bog, entangle, mire, pin, snarl, tangle
definition 7: to baffle or confuse.
The test stuck him.
synonyms:
baffle, confound, nonplus, stump
similar words:
bamboozle, befuddle, bewilder, buffalo, confuse, mystify, perplex, puzzle, stymie
definition 8: to force (someone) to accept something undesirable (usu. followed by with).
They always stick him with the dirty work.They stuck my father with the whole bill.
definition 9: to cause to protrude or extend (usu. fol. by out or through).
She stuck out her tongue at me.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or become attached by having the point embedded.
The knife stuck in the wall.
similar words:
cleave, embed, fasten, hold, stay
definition 2: to remain or become fixed in place by adhesion.
The tape stuck to the wall.
synonyms:
adhere
similar words:
bind, bond, catch, cement, cleave, cling, fasten, hold
definition 3: to remain loyal or supportive.
He stuck by his family during hard times.
synonyms:
adhere
similar words:
cleave
definition 4: to remain firmly; persist.
Her words stuck in his mind.
synonyms:
persist
similar words:
catch, persevere, set, stay
definition 5: to continue to hold firmly or resolutely.
She stuck to her opinion.
synonyms:
persevere, persist
similar words:
adhere, continue, fasten, hold, keep, stand
definition 6: to be or become immovable, as by difficulty or obstruction.
synonyms:
catch, lodge, snag
similar words:
cling, fasten, hold, lock, mire, stall
definition 7: to protrude; extend (usu. fol. by out or through).
Her belly sticks out.
synonyms:
project, protrude
similar words:
beetle, extend, jut, poke, swell
phrase: stick by
phrase: stick out
phrase: stick up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stab or poke with a pointed object.
synonyms:
jab, puncture, stab
similar words:
poke
definition 2: a halt; standstill.
synonyms:
halt, standstill
definition 3: the ability to cause adhesion.
synonyms:
tackiness
phrase: stick to
derivations: stickable (adj.), stickability (n.)
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