Push a sharp or pointed object into or through (something)
he stuck his fork into the sausage
the candle was stuck in a straw-covered bottle
Fix something on (a point or pointed object)
stick the balls of wool on knitting needles
(of a pointed object) Be or remain fixed with its point embedded in (something)
there was a slim rod sticking into the ground beside me
Insert, thrust, or push
a youth with a cigarette stuck behind one ear
she stuck out her tongue at him
Protrude or extend in a certain direction
his front teeth stick out
Sue's hair was sticking up at all angles
Put somewhere, typically in a quick or careless way
just stick that sandwich on my desk
Used to express angry dismissal of a particular thing
he told them they could stick the job—he didn't want it anyway
Cause to incur an expense or loss
she stuck me for all of last month's rent
Stab or pierce with a sharp object
he screamed like a stuck pig
Adhere or cling to a substance or surface
the plastic seats stuck to my skin
Fasten or cause to adhere to an object or surface
she stuck the stamp on the envelope
Be or become fixed or jammed in one place as a result of an obstruction
he drove into a bog, where his wheels stuck fast
Remain in a static condition; fail to progress
he lost a lot of weight but had stuck at 210 pounds
(of a feeling or thought) Remain persistently in one's mind
one particular incident sticks in my mind
Be or become convincing, established, or regarded as valid
the authorities couldn't make the charges stick
the name stuck and Anastasia she remained
(in blackjack and similar card games) Decline to add to one's hand
Be fixed in a particular position or unable to move or be moved
Sara tried to open the window but it was stuck
we got stuck in a traffic jam
the cat's stuck up a tree
Be unable to progress with a task or find the answer or solution to something
I'm doing the crossword and I'm stuck
Be or remain in a specified place or situation, typically one perceived as tedious or unpleasant
I don't want to be stuck in an office all my life
Be at a loss for or in need of
I'm not usually stuck for words
Be unable to get rid of or escape from
like it or not, she and Grant were stuck with each other
Be infatuated with
he's too good for Jenny, even though she's so stuck on him
Accept or tolerate (an unpleasant or unwelcome person or situation)
I can't stick Geoffrey—he's a real old misery
Put up with or persevere with something difficult or disagreeable
A thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut from a tree
A thin piece of wood that has been trimmed for a particular purpose, in particular
A long piece of wood used for support in walking or as a weapon with which to hit someone or something
(in hockey, polo, and other games) A long implement, typically made of wood, with a head or blade of varying form that is used to hit or direct the ball or puck
A short piece of wood used to impale food
A piece of basic furniture
every stick of furniture just vanished
(in field hockey) The foul play of raising the stick above the shoulder
A mast or spar
Something resembling or likened to a stick, in particular
A long, thin piece of something
a stick of dynamite
A quarter-pound rectangular block of butter or margarine
A conductor's baton
A gear or control lever
(in extended and metaphorical use) A very thin person or limb
the girl was a stick
her arms were like sticks
A number of bombs or paratroopers dropped rapidly from an aircraft
A small group of soldiers assigned to a particular duty
a stick of heavily armed guards
A marijuana cigarette
A threat of punishment or unwelcome measures (often contrasted with the offer of reward as a means of persuasion)
training that relies more on the carrot than on the stick
Severe criticism or treatment
I took a lot of stick from the press
offensive. Rural areas far from cities
a small, dusty town out in the sticks
A person of a specified kind
Janet's not such a bad old stick sometimes
an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
lodge: put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"
a small thin branch of a tree
stay: stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
adhere: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
Stick is a fictional American comic book character owned by Marvel Comics who appears in that company's Marvel Universe.
Stick is a 1985 crime film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.
A switch is a flexible rod, typically used for corporal punishment of the birching type, called switching after it, especially when using a single branch: multiple branches are rather called a rod, a less flexible single rod is rather called a cane, an inflexible one a stick; a paddle is broader ...
A stick, when used as a unit, is usually two inches, i.e. 5.08 cm (for the international inch). It was once used in the English tailoring business, but has now fallen out of use completely. See also: English unit.
The Chapman Stick (the Stick) is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. A member of the zither family, the Chapman Stick has been used on music recordings to play various parts (bass, lead, chords and textures).
(Sticks (album)) The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, following the naming standard used by the band's first three studio albums. ...
A small branch from a tree or bush. ^syn.^ transl; A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size. ^transl; A two by four, the standard board used in constructing a frame house; Any roughly cylindrical piece of a substance. ...
(the sticks) A remote, rural area; a place that is removed from civilization such as the boondocks
(Sticking) a moulding that is part of a larger piece of wood such as a frame (as opposed to being applied).
(sticking) The butt edge repair of a broken piece of stone, now generally done with dowels, cements, or epoxies. The pieces are “stuck” together; thus “sticking.”
("sticking") a hesitation or reluctance on the dog's part to give the retrieved bird to the handler.
(Sticking) A dog that refuses to release a bird to his handler is said to "stick" on the bird. Also called "freezing".
(Sticking) A fusing of the electrode to the surface of the piece being worked on, mainly at the beginning of the welding cycle
(Sticking) A heck of a frustrating occurrence when the rod sticks to the steel instead of starting an arc. It's usually caused by the heat not being hot enough, or the wrong ROD angle.
(Sticking) A profile machined into the edges of stiles, rails, mullions, muntins or bars, adjacent to panels or glazing materials.
(Sticking) Adherence of foil surfaces sufficient to interfere with the normal ease of unwinding.
(Sticking) Moulded lines, beads and waves in the rails and stiles of a door. Includes a positive profile which is run on the inside edges of all rails and stiles, and a negative "cope" which allows the edges of the rails to mate perfectly with the profiled stile
(Sticking) Refers to a dismount or final move that is performed without taking additional steps.
(Sticking) The act of forming mouldings with a plane or machine. Also building up a stack of wood for seasoning , with skids or sticks separating the layers.