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stick in one's craw

Definition of stick in one's craw

informal

  1. :  to annoy one especially because it seems wrong or unfair <What really sticks in my craw is the way he acts as if he's done nothing wrong.>



Word by Word Definitions

stickplay
  1. : :  a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: as

    :  a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch

    :  a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material

  1. :  to hit or propel (as a hockey puck) with a stick

  1. :  to pierce with something pointed :  stab

    :  to kill by piercing

    :  to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce

  1. :  a thrust with a pointed instrument :  stab

    :  delay, stop

    :  impediment

crawplay
  1. :  the crop of a bird or insect

    :  the stomach especially of a lower animal


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