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English noun: stick

1. stick (artifact) an implement consisting of a length of wood


SamplesHe collected dry sticks for a campfire.
The kid had a candied apple on a stick.


Broader (hypernym)implement


Narrower (hyponym)backsword, bow, club, divining rod, dowser, dowsing rod, drumstick, fencing stick, linstock, mahlstick, matchstick, maulstick, singlestick, spindle, staff, stob, swizzle stick, walking stick, water finder, waterfinder

2. stick (plant) a small thin branch of a tree


Broader (hypernym)limb, tree branch

3. stick (artifact) a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane


Synonymscontrol stick, joystick


Broader (hypernym)lever

4. stick (food) a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine


Broader (hypernym)butter, margarin, margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine

5. stick (body) informal terms for the leg


SamplesFever left him weak on his sticks.


Synonymspeg, pin


Broader (hypernym)leg

6. stick (artifact) a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball


Broader (hypernym)sports equipment


Narrower (hyponym)hockey stick, polo mallet, polo stick


Domain categoryfield hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey game, ice hockey, polo

7. stick (artifact) a long thin implement resembling a length of wood


SamplesCinnamon sticks.
A stick of dynamite.


Broader (hypernym)implement

8. stick (artifact) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking


Synonymsjoint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff


Broader (hypernym)butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag


Substance holonymcannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

9. stick (act) threat of a penalty


SamplesThe policy so far is all stick and no carrot.


Broader (hypernym)penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment


English verb: stick

1. stick (contact) put, fix, force, or implant


SamplesLodge a bullet in the table.
Stick your thumb in the crack.


ExamplesThey stick the books into the box


Synonymsdeposit, lodge, wedge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Narrower (hyponym)redeposit


Antonymsdislodge, free

2. stick (motion) stay put (in a certain place)


SamplesWe are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati.
Stay put in the corner here!.
Stick around and you will learn something!.


Synonymsstay, stay put, stick around


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)stay in place


Antonymsmove

3. stick (contact) stick to firmly


SamplesWill this wallpaper adhere to the wall?.


Synonymsadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick to


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)bind


Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

4. stick (stative) be or become fixed


SamplesThe door sticks--we will have to plane it.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

5. stick (stative) endure


SamplesThe label stuck to her for the rest of her life.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)persist, remain, stay

6. stick (stative) be a devoted follower or supporter


SamplesThe residents of this village adhered to Catholicism.
She sticks to her principles.


Synonymsadhere


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)adopt, espouse, follow

7. stick (stative) be loyal to


SamplesShe stood by her husband in times of trouble.
The friends stuck together through the war.


Synonymsadhere, stand by, stick by


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)be

8. stick (creation) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface


SamplesStick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

9. stick (contact) fasten with an adhesive material like glue


SamplesStick the poster onto the wall.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten


Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick, stick, stick

10. stick (contact) fasten with or as with pins or nails


SamplesStick the photo onto the corkboard.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten


Verb groupstick

11. stick (contact) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something


SamplesStick the corner of the sheet under the mattress.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten


Verb groupstick

12. stick (contact) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument


SamplesHe stuck the cloth with the needle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust


Verb groupstick

13. stick (contact) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed


SamplesHe stuck the needle into his finger.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust


Verb groupstick

14. stick (contact) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation


SamplesThe dress clings to her body.
The label stuck to the box.
The sushi rice grains cohere.


Synonymsadhere, cleave, cling, cohere


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)agglutinate, conglutinate, mold


Entailattach


Verb groupadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick, stick to

15. stick (communication) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous


SamplesThey stuck me with the dinner bill.
I was stung with a huge tax bill.


Synonymssting


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)force, thrust

16. stick (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to


SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.


Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw


Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump









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