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  1. [noun] implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"

  2. [noun] a small thin branch of a tree

  3. [noun] a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
    Synonyms: control joy

  4. [noun] informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
    Synonyms: pin, peg

  5. [noun] marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
    Synonyms: joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff

  6. [noun] threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"

  7. [verb] fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
    Synonyms: lodge, wedge, deposit

  8. [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

  9. [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

  10. [verb] stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    Synonyms: adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, to

  11. [verb] be or become fixed; "The door sticks

  12. [verb] endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"

  13. [verb] be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
    Synonyms: adhere

  14. [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

  15. [verb] cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

  16. [verb] fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"

  17. [verb] fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"

  18. [verb] fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"

  19. [verb] pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"

  20. [verb] pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"

  21. [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

  22. [verb] saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
    Synonyms: sting

  23. [verb] be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me
    Synonyms: perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound


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