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stick at

vb (intr, preposition)
1. to continue constantly at: to stick at one's work.
2. stick at nothing to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless
Translations
يُثابِر
vytrvat u
holde fast ved
kitartóan csinál
halda sig viî
vydržať pri
sebat etmek

w>stick at

vi +prep obj
(= persist)bleiben an (+dat) (inf); to stick at itdranbleiben (inf)
(= stop at)zurückschrecken vor (+dat); he will stick at nothinger macht vor nichts halt

stick1

(stik) past tense, past participle stuck (stak) verb
1. to push (something sharp or pointed) into or through something. She stuck a pin through the papers to hold them together; Stop sticking your elbow into me!
2. (of something pointed) to be pushed into or through something. Two arrows were sticking in his back.
3. to fasten or be fastened (by glue, gum etc). He licked the flap of the envelope and stuck it down; These labels don't stick very well; He stuck (the broken pieces of) the vase together again; His brothers used to call him Bonzo and the name has stuck.
4. to (cause to) become fixed and unable to move or progress. The car stuck in the mud; The cupboard door has stuck; I'll help you with your arithmetic if you're stuck.
ˈsticker noun
an adhesive label or sign bearing eg a design, political message etc, for sticking eg on a car's window etc. The car sticker read `Blood donors needed'.
ˈsticky adjective
1. able, or likely, to stick or adhere to other surfaces. He mended the torn book with sticky tape; sticky sweets.
2. (of a situation or person) difficult; awkward.
ˈstickily adverb
ˈstickiness noun
sticking-plasterplasterˈstick-in-the-mud noun
a person who never does anything new.
come to a sticky end
to have an unpleasant fate or death.
stick at
to persevere with (work etc). He must learn to stick at his job.
stick by
to support or be loyal to (a person). His friends stuck by him when he was in trouble.
stick it out
to endure a situation for as long as necessary.
stick out
1. to (cause to) project; His front teeth stick out; He stuck out his tongue.
2. to be noticeable. She has red hair that sticks out in a crowd.
stick one's neck out
to take a risk.
stick to/with
not to abandon. We've decided to stick to our previous plan; If you stick to me, I'll stick to you.
stick together
1. to (cause to) be fastened together. We'll stick the pieces together; The rice is sticking together.
2. (of friends etc) to remain loyal to each other. They've stuck together all these years.
stick up for
to speak in defence of (a person etc). When my father is angry with me, my mother always sticks up for me.
References in classic literature ?
On this day of the year, long before you were born, this heap of decay," stabbing with her crutched stick at the pile of cobwebs on the table but not touching it, "was brought here.
If I were to point out all the notable places as we pass up the Broad Walk, it would be time to turn back before we reach them, and I simply wave my stick at Cecco's Tree, that memorable spot where a boy called Cecco lost his penny, and, looking for it, found twopence.
A series of twelve small, flat 18" by 2" sticks are placed in the track, with the first stick 40cm from the start, the next stick at 40+10cm (or 50cm from the first stick), the third stick 50+10cm farther on, and so on at 60cm, 70cm, 80cm, etc.