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(Entry 1 of 2)

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
  • 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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Synonyms & Antonyms of stick (Entry 2 of 2)

1 as in finger

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2 as in clam, wallflower

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3 as in pile, post

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4 as in stab

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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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The first known use of stick was before the 12th century

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24 Feb 2020

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“Stick.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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