[noun] threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
[verb] fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" Synonyms:lodge, wedge, deposit
[verb] 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!" Synonyms:stay, around, stay put
[verb] 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" Synonyms:put forward
[verb] endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
[verb] be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles" Synonyms:adhere
[verb] be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war" Synonyms:stand by, by, adhere
[verb] cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
[verb] fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
[verb] fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
[verb] fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
[verb] pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
[verb] pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:cling, cleave, adhere, cohere
[verb] saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill" Synonyms:sting