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stick

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stick

  1. 1 to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion those magnets are strong enough to stick to the refrigerator without any problems Synonyms of stick adhere, cleave, cling, hew Words Related to stick bind, cohere, fasten, fuse, glue, unite Near Antonyms of stick loosen; drop, fall

  2. 2 to arrange something in a certain spot or position you can stick that box in the corner until I figure out where to put everything Synonyms of stick depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, set up, situate, placeWords Related to stick move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms of stick relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  3. 3 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object could hardly feel the needle when the nurse stuck my arm with it Synonyms of stick gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, impale, transfix, transpierceWords Related to stick spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice

  4. 4 to rob by the use of trickery or threats she got stuck by an unscrupulous seller while using the online auction site Synonyms of stick beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, fleece, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to stick extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk

Synonym Discussion of stick

stick, adhere, cohere, cling, cleave mean to become closely attached. stick implies attachment by affixing or by being glued together.
    • couldn't get the label to stick
adhere is often interchangeable with stick but sometimes implies a growing together.
    • antibodies adhering to a virus
cohere suggests a sticking together of parts so that they form a unified mass.
    • eggs will make the mixture cohere
cling implies attachment by hanging on with arms or tendrils.
    • clinging to a capsized boat
cleave stresses strength of attachment.
    • the wet shirt cleaved to his back


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