stick-at-it·​ive | \ stiˈkatə̇tiv\

Definition of stick-at-itive

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: stick-to-itive

more than someone can shake a stick at

idiom (1)

Definition of more than someone can shake a stick at (Entry 2 of 4)

chiefly US, informal
: more than anyone can count : a lot She has more troubles than you can shake a stick at.

stick at it

idiom (2)

Definition of stick at it (Entry 3 of 4)

British, informal
: to continue doing or trying to do something If you stick at it long enough, you'll succeed.

stick at nothing

idiom (3)

Definition of stick at nothing (Entry 4 of 4)

British, informal
: to be willing to do anything in order to get or achieve something She'll stick at nothing to get what she wants.

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Other Words from stick-at-itive


stick-at-itiveness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for stick-at-itive


from the phrase stick at it + -ive

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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