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stick

 (stĭk)
n.
1. A long slender piece of wood, especially:
a. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
b. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
c. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
2. Sports A long thin implement with a blade or net on the end used to propel and control a puck or ball in hockey or lacrosse.
3. A walking stick; a cane.
4. Something that is long and thin: a stick of dynamite; a stick of gum.
5. Slang A marijuana cigarette.
6.
a. The control device of an aircraft that operates the elevators and ailerons.
b. Informal A stick shift.
7. Nautical A mast or a part of a mast.
8.
a. A group of bombs released to fall across an enemy target in a straight row.
b. Slang A group of paratroopers exiting an aircraft in succession.
9. A timber tree.
10. Informal A piece of furniture.
11. A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object: a stick in the ribs.
12. A threatened penalty: using both a carrot and a stick to keep allies in line.
13. The condition or power of adhering: a glue with plenty of stick.
14. sticks Informal
a. A remote area; backwoods: moved to the sticks.
b. A city or town regarded as dull or unsophisticated.
15. Informal A person regarded as stiff, boring, or spiritless.
16. Obsolete A difficulty or obstacle; a delay.
v. stuck (stŭk), stick·ing, sticks
v.tr.
1.
a. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument: stick a fingertip with a pin.
b. To kill by piercing: stick a pig.
2.
a. To thrust or push (a pointed instrument) into or through another object: stuck a fork into the turkey.
b. To jab or poke (a pointed or narrow instrument) into or against: The robber stuck a pistol in my ribs.
c. To place or position by pushing or thrusting: stick candles on the cake; stick a flower through a buttonhole.
3.
a. To fix, impale, or transfix on a pointed object: stick an olive on a toothpick.
b. To cover or decorate with objects piercing the surface: stick a map with pins.
4.
a. To fasten into place by forcing an end or point into something: stick a tack on the wall.
b. To fasten or attach with pins, nails, or similar devices: stuck the announcement on the bulletin board.
c. To fasten or attach with an adhesive material, such as glue or tape.
5. Sports To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
6. To detain or delay: We were stuck at the airport overnight.
7. Informal To confuse, baffle, or puzzle: I started doing the math problems, but I got stuck.
8. past tense and past participle sticked (stĭkt) To prop (a plant) with sticks or brush on which to grow.
9. past tense and past participle sticked Printing To set (type) in a composing stick.
10. To cover or smear with something sticky.
11. Informal To put blame or responsibility on; burden: stuck me with the bill.
12. Slang To defraud or cheat: The dealer stuck me with shoddy merchandise.
v.intr.
1. To be or become fixed or embedded in place by having the point thrust in: The spear stuck in the shield.
2. To become or remain attached or in close association; cling: stick together in a crowd.
3.
a. To remain firm, determined, or resolute: stuck to basic principles.
b. To remain loyal or faithful: stuck by her through hard times.
c. To persist or endure: a bad name that has stuck.
4. To scruple or hesitate: She sticks at nothing—no matter how difficult.
5. To become fixed, blocked, checked, or obstructed: The drawer stuck and would not open.
6. To project or protrude: hair sticking out on his head.
7. Sports To throw a jab in boxing.
Phrasal Verbs:
stick around Informal
To remain; linger.
stick out
1. To be prominent or noticeable.
2. Informal To continue in or endure: stick out a bad situation.
stick up
To rob, especially at gunpoint.
Idioms:
be stuck on Informal
To be very fond of.
stick it to Slang
To treat severely or wrongfully.
stick (one's) neck out Informal
To make oneself vulnerable; take a risk.
stick to/by one's guns
To hold fast to an opinion or a set course of action.
stick to (one's) knitting Informal
To mind one's own business.
stick to (one's) ribs Informal
To be substantial or filling. Used of food.
stick up for
To defend or support.

[Middle English stikke, from Old English sticca; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stick up - rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
mug - rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"
rob - take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; "The burglars robbed him of all his money"
2.stick up - defend against attack or criticism; "He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"
defend, fend for, support - argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"

stick

noun
1. A fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking:
2. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of metal or other solid material:
verb
1. To cause to penetrate with force:
2. To become or cause to become stuck or lodged:
3. To hold fast:
4. To deposit in a specified place:
5. Informal. To make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say:
Informal: flummox, stump, throw.
Slang: beat.
Idiom: put someone at a loss.
6. Informal. To force (another) to accept a burden:
7. Slang. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, sting.
phrasal verb
stick around
Informal. To continue to be in a place:
Idiom: stay put.
phrasal verb
stick out
1. To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
2. To be obtrusively conspicuous:
Idioms: stare someone in the face, stick out like a sore thumb.
phrasal verb
stick up
To take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly:
Slang: heist, knock off.
Translations
kiinnittääliimataryöstää

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vt sep
(with tape etc) → zukleben
(inf: = raise) stick ’em up!Hände hoch!; stick up your hand if you want to goHand hoch, wer gehen will; three pupils stuck up their handsdrei Schüler meldeten sich
(inf, = rob) banküberfallen
(inf) she just stuck up her nose and marched offsie stolzierte erhobenen Hauptes weg; don’t stick your nose up at my cookingrümpf bloß nicht die Nase über meine Kochkünste
vi (nail etc)vorstehen; (hair)abstehen; (collar)hochstehen
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