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sticking

verb
present participle of 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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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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stickiness

sticking

sticking around

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“Sticking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sticking. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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