stick  

  • Pronunciation of stick: S T IH1 K (stɪk)

  • Number of syllables of stick: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of stick

  • 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.  

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