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stick·y

 (stĭk′ē)
adj. stick·i·er, stick·i·est
1. Having the property of adhering or sticking to a surface; adhesive.
2. Covered with an adhesive agent.
3. Warm and humid; muggy: a sticky day.
4. Informal Painful or difficult: a sticky situation.
5. Economics Tending to remain the same despite changes in the economy. Used of prices or wages.
6. Computers
a. Of or relating to an item of software or hardware, such as an onscreen graphic or mouse button, that remains active for a brief time after being touched: sticky keys; a sticky menu.
b. Of or relating to content designed to increase the duration of visits to a website.

stick′i·ly adv.
stick′i·ness n.

sticky

(ˈstɪkɪ)
adj, stickier or stickiest
1. covered or daubed with an adhesive or viscous substance: sticky fingers.
2. having the property of sticking to a surface
3. (Physical Geography) (of weather or atmosphere) warm and humid; muggy
4. (Economics) (of prices) tending not to fall in deflationary conditions
5. informal difficult, awkward, or painful: a sticky business.
6. informal US sentimental
7. (Telecommunications) (of a website) encouraging users to visit repeatedly
vb, stickies, stickying or stickied
(tr) informal to make sticky
n, pl stickies
8. short for stickybeak
9. an inquisitive look or stare (esp in the phrase have a sticky at)
ˈstickily adv
ˈstickiness n

stick•y

(ˈstɪk i)

adj. stick•i•er, stick•i•est,
n., pl. stick•ies.
adj.
1. having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive.
2. covered with adhesive or viscid matter.
3. (of the weather or climate) hot and humid.
4. requiring careful treatment; awkwardly difficult: a sticky problem.
5. Informal. unpleasant; unfortunate.
n.
6. one of a number of small sheets of paper on a pad, each having an adhesive backing that allows it to be positioned and repositioned on smooth surfaces.
[1720–30]
stick′i•ly, adv.
stick′i•ness, n.

sticky


Past participle: stickied
Gerund: stickying

Imperative
sticky
sticky
Present
I sticky
you sticky
he/she/it stickies
we sticky
you sticky
they sticky
Preterite
I stickied
you stickied
he/she/it stickied
we stickied
you stickied
they stickied
Present Continuous
I am stickying
you are stickying
he/she/it is stickying
we are stickying
you are stickying
they are stickying
Present Perfect
I have stickied
you have stickied
he/she/it has stickied
we have stickied
you have stickied
they have stickied
Past Continuous
I was stickying
you were stickying
he/she/it was stickying
we were stickying
you were stickying
they were stickying
Past Perfect
I had stickied
you had stickied
he/she/it had stickied
we had stickied
you had stickied
they had stickied
Future
I will sticky
you will sticky
he/she/it will sticky
we will sticky
you will sticky
they will sticky
Future Perfect
I will have stickied
you will have stickied
he/she/it will have stickied
we will have stickied
you will have stickied
they will have stickied
Future Continuous
I will be stickying
you will be stickying
he/she/it will be stickying
we will be stickying
you will be stickying
they will be stickying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stickying
you have been stickying
he/she/it has been stickying
we have been stickying
you have been stickying
they have been stickying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stickying
you will have been stickying
he/she/it will have been stickying
we will have been stickying
you will have been stickying
they will have been stickying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stickying
you had been stickying
he/she/it had been stickying
we had been stickying
you had been stickying
they had been stickying
Conditional
I would sticky
you would sticky
he/she/it would sticky
we would sticky
you would sticky
they would sticky
Past Conditional
I would have stickied
you would have stickied
he/she/it would have stickied
we would have stickied
you would have stickied
they would have stickied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sticky - having the sticky properties of an adhesive
adhesive - tending to adhere
2.sticky - moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body; "felt sticky and chilly at the same time"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
3.sticky - hot or warm and humid; "muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics"; "sticky weather"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
4.sticky - hard to deal withsticky - hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
5.sticky - covered with an adhesive material
adhesive - tending to adhere

sticky

adjective
1. adhesive, gummed, adherent Peel away the sticky paper.
2. gooey, tacky (informal), syrupy, viscous, glutinous, gummy, icky (informal), gluey, clinging, claggy (dialect), viscid a weakness for rich meat dishes and sticky puddings
3. (Informal) difficult, awkward, tricky, embarrassing, painful, nasty, delicate, unpleasant, discomforting, hairy (slang), thorny He found himself in a not inconsiderably sticky situation.
4. humid, close, sultry, oppressive, sweltering, clammy, muggy sticky days in the middle of August

sticky

adjective
1. Having the property of adhering:
2. Damp and warm:
3. Informal. Hard to deal with or get out of:
Translations
دَبِق، لَزجصَعْب، مُرْبِكلَزِج
lepícílepivýlepkavýotravný
klæbe-klæbendeklistretpenibel
tahmea
ljepljiv
erfiîurlím-, sem límir/límist
べとべとした
끈적끈적한
lepljiv
kladdig
เหนียว
dính

sticky

[ˈstɪkɪ]
A. ADJ (stickier (compar) (stickiest (superl)))
1. (= gooey) [substance, object] → pegajoso; [fingers] → pegajoso, pringoso
to have sticky eyestener los ojos legañosos (Med) → tener los ojos pegados por la conjuntivitis
to have sticky fingerstener la mano larga
to be or bat on a sticky wicketestar en un aprieto
2. (= adhesive) [label] → engomado, adhesivo
3. (= muggy) [weather, day] → bochornoso; [climate] → húmedo (y caluroso); [heat] → húmedo
4. (= sweaty) → sudado
to feel hot and stickysudar y pasar calor
5. (= awkward) [situation] → difícil, delicado; [problem, moment, start] → difícil
to be sticky about doing sthser reticente a hacer algo, poner muchas pegas para hacer algo
to go through a sticky patchpasar por una mala racha
to come to a sticky endacabar mal
B. CPD sticky bun N bollo, a menudo de frutas o especias, cubierto con una capa de azúcar
sticky tape Ncinta f adhesiva

sticky

[ˈstɪki] adj
[label, paper] → adhésif/ive
a sticky label → une étiquette adhésive
[fingers] → poisseux/euse, collant(e); [dough, toffee] → collant(e)
to have sticky hands → avoir les mains poisseuses, avoir les mains collantes
(= clammy) [weather, day] → moite
to come to a sticky end, to meet a sticky end (British)connaître une triste finsticky tape n (British)ruban m adhésif, scotch® m

sticky

adj (+er)
klebrig; paintfeucht; atmosphere, weatherschwül; airstickig; (= sweaty) handsfeucht, verschwitzt; I’m all hot and stickyich bin total verschwitzt; to have sticky eyesverklebte Augen haben; to be sticky with blood/sweatblut-/schweißverklebt sein; sticky bun˜ Krapfen m; sticky labelKlebeetikett nt; sticky noteHaftnotiz f; sticky tape (Brit) → Klebeband nt
(fig inf) problem, personschwierig; situation, momentheikel; he was a bit sticky about iter hat dabei Schwierigkeiten gemacht; we had a sticky time in the discussionwir hatten in der Diskussion ein paar heikle Augenblicke; to go through a sticky patcheine schwere Zeit durchmachen; to find the going stickysich schwertun; to come to a sticky endein böses Ende nehmen; to be or to bat on a sticky wicketin der Klemme sein; he’s got sticky fingers (Brit fig) → er hat lange Finger (inf)

sticky

[ˈstɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → appiccicoso/a, vischioso/a; (label) → adesivo/a (fam) (situation) → difficile, imbarazzante
he was a bit sticky about lending me the money → ha fatto un sacco di storie per prestarmi i soldi
to come to a sticky end (fam) → fare una brutta fine
sticky tape → nastro adesivo
you're on a sticky wicket there (fam) → sei proprio nelle peste

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.

sticky

لَزِج lepkavý klæbende klebrig κολλώδης pegajoso tahmea collant ljepljiv appiccicoso べとべとした 끈적끈적한 plakkerig klissete lepki pegajoso клейкий kladdig เหนียว yapışkan dính 黏性的

sticky

a. pegajoso-a.

sticky

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) pegajoso
References in classic literature ?
Their hair was full of dust and their fingers black and sticky.
We went all the way in day-coaches, becoming more sticky and grimy with each stage of the journey.
Then evening comes and the children call, and the buffaloes lumber up out of the sticky mud with noises like gunshots going off one after the other, and they all string across the gray plain back to the twinkling village lights.
Pig-wig put back the sticky peppermints into her pocket; "Sing something," she demanded.
My feet often slipped upon this sticky carpet of sea weed, and without my iron-tipped stick I should have fallen more than once.
He passed his tongue over a spoonful of preserves, and stuck his teeth into the sticky pastry of Mme.
The lines ended in a maze of sticky webbing on the face of the comb.
Kim watched the stars as they rose one after another in the still, sticky dark, till he fell asleep at the foot of the altar.
But the deer pushed him toward the door, and as he did so Purun Bhagat heard the sound of something opening with a sigh, and saw two slabs of the floor draw away from each other, while the sticky earth below smacked its lips.
It had rained earlier in the week and Martin was obliged to be careful of the chuck-holes in the sticky, heavy gumbo soon to be the bane of pioneers venturing forth in what were to be known for a few short years as "horseless carriages.
Their skins seemed damp and sticky, and they were covered all over with ants and other insects.
One day in early spring he had so far relaxed as to go for a walk with me in the Park, where the first faint shoots of green were breaking out upon the elms, and the sticky spear-heads of the chestnuts were just beginning to burst into their five-fold leaves.