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stick2

stick2

pronunciation:
stIk
phrases:
stick by, stick out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sticks, sticking, stuck
definition 1: to pierce or poke with a pointed object; stab.
She stuck her finger with a piece of glass.
synonyms:
pierce, stab
similar words:
jab, knife, penetrate, poke, prick, prod, puncture, spear
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 put in a particular place or position.
Stick your coat in the closet.
synonyms:
lay, place, set
similar words:
drop, position, put
definition 4: to attach with tape, paste, glue, or other similar substance.
She stuck the pieces together with glue.I stuck the stamp to the envelope.
synonyms:
attach, fasten
similar words:
affix, bind, cement, clasp, connect, glue, join, paste, post, seal, tape
definition 5: to be or become attached by having the point enter an object or thing.
The knife stuck in the wall.
similar words:
embed, hold, stay
definition 6: to remain or become fixed in place.
The old tape is still sticking to the wall.
synonyms:
adhere
similar words:
catch, cling, hold
definition 7: to remain firmly.
Her words stuck in his mind.
synonyms:
persist
similar words:
catch, set, stay
definition 8: to continue to hold firmly.
She stuck to her opinion.
synonyms:
persist
similar words:
adhere, continue, keep, stand
definition 9: to be or become set or caught and unable to move.
The wheels stuck in the mud.
synonyms:
catch, lodge
similar words:
cling, fasten, hold, stall
phrase: stick by
phrase: stick out
derivations: stickable (adj.), stickability (n.)
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