[stɪk] (past tense and past participle stuck [stʌk] ) verb I
1) [T] to push something that is long and thin into or through something else
He stuck the end of the post in the ground.[/ex]
a piece of cloth with a pin stuck through it[/ex]
2) [I] if something sticks in, into, or through something else, its end remains in it or through it
The knife missed its target and stuck in the door.[/ex]
Something sharp was sticking into my back.[/ex]
3) [I/T] to fix one thing to another, or to become fixed to something, especially using a sticky substance such as glue
Can you stick the pieces of this vase back together?[/ex]
She was sticking posters on her bedroom wall.[/ex]
The pasta has stuck to the bottom of the pan.[/ex]
4) [T] informal
to put something somewhere quickly and without taking much care
Just stick the plates in the sink.[/ex]
5) [I] to become firmly fixed in one position, and therefore difficult or impossible to move
The door is sticking, so give it a good push.[/ex]
The wheels had stuck in the mud.[/ex]
6) [T] British
informal to accept something that is difficult or unpleasant in a patient way
I don't know how she's stuck that job this long.[/ex]
7) [I] if a new name for someone or something sticks, it becomes accepted and used by everyone
He'd been called ‘Tufty' at school, and the name had stuck.[/ex]
- stick around
- stick at sth
- stick by sb
- stick by sth
- stick out
- stick sth out
- stick to sth
- stick together
- stick up
- stick up for sb/sth
- stick with sb
- stick with sth
noun [C]
stick */*/[stɪk]
1) a thin piece of wood, especially one that has been broken or cut from a tree
I went out to find some sticks for a fire.[/ex]
2) a long strong piece of wood, usually with a handle at the top, that you use for helping you to walk
walking stick
3) a long thin piece of wood that is used for hitting or carrying something in a sport
a hockey stick[/ex]
4) a long thin piece of something
a stick of celery/dynamite[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • stick — Ⅰ. stick [1] ► NOUN 1) a thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut off a tree. 2) a piece of trimmed wood used for support in walking or as a weapon. 3) (in hockey, polo, etc.) a long, thin implement used to hit or direct the ball or puck.… …   English terms dictionary

  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • Stick — Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where placed; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick — Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick — Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG. stehhan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stick — 1 Stick, adhere, cohere, cling, cleave can mean to be or become closely, firmly, or indissolubly attached. Stick implies attachment by affixing; one thing or a person sticks to another, or things or persons stick together when they are literally… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Stick it — Titre original Stick It Réalisation Jessica Bendinger Durée 1h45 Sortie 21 avril 2006 Langue(s) originale(s) anglais Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Stick — bezeichnet ein Sportgerät, siehe Stick (Polo) ein Werkzeug des Schlagzeugers, siehe Sticks (Schlagzeug) ein Speichermedium für Daten, siehe Memory Stick oder USB Stick ein Peripheriegerät (z. B. DVB T Stick, WLAN Adapter, Bluetooth Adapter,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stick — [n] pole, often wooden bar, bat, baton, billet, birch, bludgeon, board, branch, cane, club, cudgel, drumstick, ferrule, ingot, mast, rod, rule, ruler, shoot, slab, slat, staff, stake, stalk, stave, stem, strip, switch, timber, twig, wand, wedge;… …   New thesaurus

  • Stick — puede designar: Stick, un palo de madera o plástico con forma de J utilizado en hockey con el que se golpea la bola. Chapman Stick, un instrumento musical eléctrico. Memory Stick, un formato de tarjeta de memoria (memoria flash) extraíble,… …   Wikipedia Español

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