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stick

Definitions


[stɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut off a tree.

- a long, thin piece of something
(e.g: a stick of dynamite)

- a threat of punishment or unwelcome measures (often contrasted with the offer of reward as a means of persuasion)
(e.g: training that relies more on the carrot than on the stick)

- severe criticism or treatment
(e.g: I took a lot of stick from the press)

- rural areas far from cities or civilization
(e.g: he felt hard done by living out in the sticks)

- a person of a specified kind
(e.g: Janet's not such a bad old stick sometimes)

- a large quantity of unsold stock, especially the proportion of shares which must be taken up by underwriters after an unsuccessful issue.


Phrases:
- get the dirty end of the stick
- get the short end of the stick
- get the wrong end of the stick
- over the sticks
- sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me
- up sticks
- up the stick

Origin:
Old English sticca ‘peg, stick, spoon’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch stek ‘cutting from a plant’ and German Stecken ‘staff, stick’


[stɪk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- push a sharp or pointed object into or through (something)
(e.g: he stuck his fork into the sausage)

- insert, thrust, or push
(e.g: a youth with a cigarette stuck behind one ear)

- adhere or cling to something
(e.g: the plastic seats stuck to my skin)

- be fixed in a particular position or unable to move or be moved
(e.g: Sara tried to open the window but it was stuck)

- accept or tolerate (an unpleasant or unwelcome person or situation)
(e.g: I can't stick Geoffrey—he's a real old misery)


Phrases:
- get stuck in
- stick 'em up!
- stick at nothing
- stick fat
- stick in one's mind
- stick in one's throat
- stick it out
- stick it to
- stick one on
- stick one's neck out
- stick the landing
- stick to one's ribs

Origin:
Old English stician, of Germanic origin; related to German sticken ‘embroider’, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek stizein ‘to prick’, stigma ‘a mark’ and Latin instigare ‘spur on’. Early senses included ‘pierce’ and ‘remain fixed (by its embedded pointed end’)




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