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Definition 1: threat of a penalty - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the policy so far is all stick and no carrot

(stick is a kind of ...) the act of punishing

Definition 2: an implement consisting of a length of wood - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
  • the kid had a candied apple on a stick

(stick is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of stick ) a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

(... is a kind of stick ) a small stick used to stir mixed drinks

(... is a kind of stick ) a short straight stick of wood

(... is a kind of stick ) a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

"he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

(... is a kind of stick ) a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning

(... is a kind of stick ) a stick used instead of a sword for fencing

(... is a kind of stick ) a long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush

(... is a kind of stick ) a short thin stick of wood used in making matches

(... is a kind of stick ) a stick about a meter long with a point on one end (to stick in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match); formerly used to fire cannons

(... is a kind of stick ) a stick used for playing a drum

(... is a kind of stick ) forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil

(... is a kind of stick ) stout stick that is larger at one end

"he carried a club in self defense" "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"

(... is a kind of stick ) a stick carried in the hand for support in walking

Definition 3: a long thin implement resembling a length of wood - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cinnamon sticks
  • a stick of dynamite

(stick is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

Definition 4: marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

(stick is made of the substance ...) the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

Definition 5: a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

Definition 6: a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball - [noun denoting artifact]

(stick is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

(... is a kind of stick ) sports implement consisting of a curved or angled stick used by hockey players to move the puck

(... is a kind of stick ) a mallet used to strike the ball in polo

(stick belongs to category ...) a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled hockey sticks

(stick belongs to category ...) a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved hockey sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net

(stick belongs to category ...) a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball

Definition 7: informal terms for the leg - [noun denoting body]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fever left him weak on his sticks

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

Definition 8: a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine - [noun denoting food]

(stick is a kind of ...) a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

(stick is a kind of ...) an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use

Definition 9: a small thin branch of a tree - [noun denoting plant]

(stick is a kind of ...) any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

Definition 10: be a mystery or bewildering to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

"These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

(... is a kind of stick ) cause to be perplexed or confounded

"This problem stumped her"

(... is a kind of stick ) set a difficult problem or riddle

"riddle me a riddle"

(... is a kind of stick ) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

Definition 11: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous - [verb of communication]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They stuck me with the dinner bill
  • I was stung with a huge tax bill

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

"She forced her diet fads on him"

Definition 12: stick to firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(... is a kind of stick ) form a chemical bond with

"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

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

Definition 13: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of stick ) fit tightly, follow the contours of

"The dress molds her beautiful figure"

(... is a kind of stick ) stick together

"the edges of the wound conglutinated"

(... is a kind of stick ) clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.

(stick implies ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) stick to firmly

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 14: put, fix, force, or implant - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lodge a bullet in the table
  • stick your thumb in the crack

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of stick ) deposit anew

"The water had redeposited minerals on the rocks"

Definition 15: pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He stuck the needle into his finger

(stick is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument

"he stuck the cloth with the needle"

Definition 16: pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stuck the cloth with the needle

(stick is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed

"He stuck the needle into his finger"

Definition 17: fasten with an adhesive material like glue - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stick the poster onto the wall

(stick is a kind of ...) become fixed or fastened

"This dress fastens in the back"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

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

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something

"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with or as with pins or nails

"stick the photo onto the corkboard"

Definition 18: fasten with or as with pins or nails - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stick the photo onto the corkboard

(stick is a kind of ...) become fixed or fastened

"This dress fastens in the back"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 19: fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something - [verb of contact]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress

(stick is a kind of ...) become fixed or fastened

"This dress fastens in the back"

(stick has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 20: cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface - [verb of creation]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it

(stick is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 21: stay put (in a certain place) - [verb of motion]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) be stationary

Definition 22: be loyal to - [verb of stative]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stood by her husband in times of trouble
  • The friends stuck together through the war

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 23: endure - [verb of stative]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The label stuck to her for the rest of her life

(stick is a kind of ...) stay behind

"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Definition 24: be a devoted follower or supporter - [verb of stative]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
  • She sticks to her principles

Synonyms for stick in the sense of this definition

(stick is a kind of ...) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

"She followed the feminist movement" "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

Definition 25: be or become fixed - [verb of stative]

Samples where stick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The door sticks--we will have to plane it

(stick is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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