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Definitions of stick:

part of speech: noun

A piece of wood of indefinite size and shape, generally long and rather slender; a branch of a tree or shrub cut or broken off; a piece of wood chopped for burning or cut for any purpose; as, to gather sticks in a wood; " He that breaks a stick of Gloster's grove."- Shak.; " And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness they found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath day."- Num. xv. 32: a rod or wand; a staff; a walking- stick; as, he never goes out without his stick; anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of sealing- wax: a contemptuous term applied to an awkward or incompetent person; " He is a stick at letters."- Cornhill Mag.: in printing, an instrument in which types are composed in words, and the words arranged to the required length of the lines. Called also COMPOSING- STICK: a thrust with a pointed instrument that penetrates a body; a stab.

part of speech: verb transitive

To push or thrust so as to penetrate something; as, to stick a pin in a cushion; pierce with a pointed instrument; as, to stick a finger with a pin; stab; kill by thrusting a pointed instrument through; as, to stick pigs; to push or poke; as, to stick out one's foot; cause to adhere.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To be held or fixed by being thrust in; as, a pin sticks in a cushion; be pushed outward or forward; protrude; with up, out, from, through; to hold to a surface; adhere; as, dough sticks to the hands; cling closely; as, to stick to a cause; to be stopped from going farther; as, the cart stuck in the mud; be puzzled; hesitate: with at; as, he will stick at nothing to gain his ends.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb transitive

To stab: to thrust in: to fasten by piercing: to fix in: to set with something pointed: to cause to adhere.

part of speech: verb

To pierce; to stab; to fix in or on; to hold or cleave to; to adhere closely; to remain, as in the memory; to be hindered from proceeding; to be constant or firm; to resist efforts to remove; to scruple; to hesitate.

part of speech: noun

A small branch or shoot cut off a tree; a long, thin piece of wood; something similar in shape to such a piece; as, a stick of candy; a rod or wand to be held in the hand, as a cane.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

A long, small, piece of wood; a tem or branch of a tree cut for fuel; a rod; a stab; a thrust or sharp blow with a pointed instr.

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