Thesaurus for stick
- lodge, wedge, deposit, stay, stick around, stay put, adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to, stand by, stick by, cling, cleave, cohere, sting, perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, adjoin, adopt, adorn, attach, be, beautify, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, contact, decorate, discombobulate, embellish, espouse, fasten, fix, follow, force, fox, fuddle, grace, lay, meet, ornament, persist, pierce, place, position, put, put forward, remain, secure, set, stay in place, throw, thrust, touch
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Pronunciation of stick: S T IH1 K (stɪk)
Number of syllables of stick: 1
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Definition of stick
- (n): threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
- (n): marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
- (n): implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
- (n): a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
- (n): informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
- (n): a small thin branch of a tree
- (v): be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don''t know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
- (v): saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
- (v): come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
- (v): stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
- (v): pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
- (v): pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
- (v): cause to protrude or as if to protrude; "stick one''s hand out of the window"; "stick one''s nose into other people''s business"
- (v): fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
- (v): fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
- (v): fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
- (v): fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
- (v): cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
- (v): 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!"
- (v): be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
- (v): be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
- (v): endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
- (v): be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
Examples of stick
- The gizmo stick is a small stick usually about the size of a finger.
- I snapped the stick.
- He brandished the stick.
- The batter then strikes the shorter stick with the longer stick.
- He was prodded with a stick.
- The incense stick symbolizes renunciation.
- The left side of the stick is flush with the left side of the tree.
- The stick is held upright, with the back edge of the stick facing the user.
- The stick was handcrafted by Peter Brown.
- Stick to the facts without the polemic.