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Present participle for to fasten or cause to adhere to something, typically using a sticky substance
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“Cover the outside of the vase in double-sided adhesive tape, then stick large leaves vertically around it.”
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Present participle for to adhere or cling to something
“Food particles tend to stick on or between tooth surfaces.”
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Present participle for to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
“They arrived early and decided to stick in the SUV until the others arrived.”
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Present participle for to thrust a pointed object at or into something
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“Armstrong would quickly stick his pickaxe into the ground to prevent himself from sliding down any further.”
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Present participle for to prick or perforate with a sharp object
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“If you stick a balloon with a pin, it will probably pop.”
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Present participle for to put somewhere, typically in a quick or careless way
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“Just stick the report on my desk. I will read it at some stage.”
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Present participle for to be or become fixed or jammed as a result of an obstruction
“We assembled the vanity according to the instructions provided, but the drawer would still stick.”
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Present participle for to be regarded as valid
“Many charges were leveled against him, yet none of them would stick.”
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(British, informal) Present participle for to accept or tolerate (an unpleasant or unwelcome person or situation)
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“I really can't stick my grumpy boss.”
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(stick out) Present participle for to protrude or extend in a certain direction
“The rules state that no poker chip may stick out over the edge of the table.”
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(stick out) Present participle for to be conspicuous or noticeable
“The professional's skills would stick out in a sea of amateurs.”
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(slang, dated, usually "stuck") Present participle for to impose upon, especially to compel to pay, typically with trickery
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“Whenever we go out to eat, I always seem to get stuck with the bill.”
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Present participle for to fix or hold securely in place
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Present participle for to adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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Present participle for to make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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Present participle for to resist or endure (something) successfully
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Present participle for to push, fold, or turn (the edges or ends of something, especially a garment or bedclothes) so as to hide or secure them
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Present participle for to put or throw somewhere quickly, carelessly, or forcefully
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Present participle for to hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review
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Stopping working
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Present participle for to persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
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Present participle for to introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant
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Present participle for to block or stop up an opening
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Present participle for to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
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Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
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Present participle for to resist openly and boldly
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Present participle for to harden into a solid or semi-solid state
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Present participle for to attribute, blame, or assign something on someone
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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Present participle for hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
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Present participle for to kill, or cause the death of, on a large scale
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Present participle for to become embroiled or implicated in
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Able or designed to stick to things
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Having a disinclination
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Noun
The action or process of adhering to a surface or object
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The action or process of penetrating something
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