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stick

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1 to hold to something firmly as if by adhesion
  • Those magnets are strong enough to stick to the refrigerator without any problems.
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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.
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3 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • I could hardly feel the needle when the nurse stuck my arm with it.
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4 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • She got stuck by an unscrupulous seller while using the online auction site.
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sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners

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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