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/ stIk; stIk/ n 1 [C] short thin piece of wood used as a support, as a weapon or as firewood , , : collect dry sticks to make a fire * cut sticks to support peas in the garden . 2 [C] = walking-stick (walk1): The old man cannot walk without a stick. . 3 [C] implement used to hit and direct the ball in hockey, polo, etc . 4 [C] (often in compounds ) long thin rod-shaped piece of a substance ; ; : sticks of celery, chalk, charcoal, dynamite, rhubarb, wax * brass candlesticks . 5 [C] conductor's baton . 6 [C] set of bombs dropped one after the other so that they fall in a row . 7 [C usu pl ] ~ (of sth) (infml ) piece (of furniture) : These few sticks (of furniture) are all he has left. . 8 [C] (infml ) person of the specified type, esp a dull or an unsociable one ; , : He's a rather boring old stick. . 9 the sticks [pl] (infml ) rural areas far from cities : live (out) in the sticks . 10 (idm ) be in a cleft stick => cleave1. the big stick => big. the carrot and the stick => carrot. get the wrong end of the stick => wrong. get/take stick (from sb) (infml ) be punished or treated severely : The government has taken a lot of stick from the press recently. . give sb `stick (infml ) punish or treat sb severely . a rod/stick to beat sb with => beat1. up sticks => up v.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:28
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stick
/ stIk; stIk/ v (pt, pp stuck / stQk; stQk/) 1 (a) [Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth in/into/through sth; ~ sth in/through push or thrust (esp sth pointed) into, through, etc sth : Stick the fork into the potato. . * The cushion was stuck full of pins. . (b) [Ipr, Ip] ~ in/into/through sth; ~ in/through (of sth pointed) be pushed or thrust into or through sth and remain in position : The needle stuck in my finger. . * I found a nail sticking in the tyre. . * Your umbrella is sticking into my back. . 2 [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sth to) become fixed, joined or fastened with a sticky substance , , : This glue doesn't stick very well. . * The dough stuck to my fingers. . * stick a stamp on a letter * stick a broken cup (back) together . 3 [Tn.pr, Tn.p] (infml ) put or fix (sth) in a position or place, esp quickly or carelessly [: stick up a notice on the notice-board * He stuck the pen behind his ear. . * Stick the books on the table, will you? , ? 4 [I, Ipr] ~ (in sth) be or become fixed in one place and unable to move : This drawer sticks badly. . * The key stuck in the lock. . * The bus stuck in the mud. . 5 [Tn] (infml ) (in negative sentences and questions ) tolerate or bear (esp an unpleasant person or situation) , : I don't know how you stuck that man for so long. . * I won't stick your rudeness any longer. . 6 [I] (infml ) be or become established ; : They couldn't make the charges stick, ie prove that they were true. . * He got the nickname `Fatty' on his first day at school and unfortunately the name stuck, ie has been used ever since. `'--. 7 (idm ) cling/stick to sb like a leech => leech. mud sticks => mud. poke/stick one's nose into sth => nose1. put/shove/stick one's oar in => oar. stand/stick out like a sore thumb => sore. stand/stick out a mile => mile. stick/stop at `nothing be willing to do anything to get what one wants, even if it is immoral . ,stick 'em `up! (infml ) (said by an armed robber telling sb to raise his hands above his head ) stick `fast be or become solidly fixed in one position and unable or unwilling to move : His head was stuck fast in the railings. . * (fig ) He stuck fast to his theory, ie maintained it firmly. . stick in one's `mind (of a memory, image, etc) be remembered for a long time : The image of the dead child's face stuck in my mind for ages. , . stick in one's `throat (infml ) (a) (also stick in one's `craw/`gizzard) be difficult or impossible to accept ; : It sticks in my throat to have to accept charity from them. , . (b) (of words) be difficult or impossible to say , : I wanted to tell her, but the words stuck in my throat. , . stick one's `neck out (infml ) do sth risky : I may be sticking my neck out (ie in predicting sth uncertain), but I think he's going to win. , . stick to one's `guns (infml ) refuse to change one's opinions, actions, etc in spite of criticism , ; . stick to one's last not try to do things that one cannot do well . 8 (phr v) stick around (infml ) stay in or near a place (waiting for sth to happen, sb to arrive, etc) : Stick around, we may need you. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:28
stick
/ stIk; stIk/ v (pt, pp stuck / stQk; stQk/) 1 (a) [Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth in/into/through sth; ~ sth in/through push or thrust (esp sth pointed) into, through, etc sth : Stick the fork into the potato. . * The cushion was stuck full of pins. . (b) [Ipr, Ip] ~ in/into/through sth; ~ in/through (of sth pointed) be pushed or thrust into or through sth and remain in position : The needle stuck in my finger. . * I found a nail sticking in the tyre. . * Your umbrella is sticking into my back. . 2 [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sth to) become fixed, joined or fastened with a sticky substance , , : This glue doesn't stick very well. . * The dough stuck to my fingers. . * stick a stamp on a letter * stick a broken cup (back) together . 3 [Tn.pr, Tn.p] (infml ) put or fix (sth) in a position or place, esp quickly or carelessly [: stick up a notice on the notice-board * He stuck the pen behind his ear. . * Stick the books on the table, will you? , ? 4 [I, Ipr] ~ (in sth) be or become fixed in one place and unable to move : This drawer sticks badly. . * The key stuck in the lock. . * The bus stuck in the mud. . 5 [Tn] (infml ) (in negative sentences and questions ) tolerate or bear (esp an unpleasant person or situation) , : I don't know how you stuck that man for so long. . * I won't stick your rudeness any longer. . 6 [I] (infml ) be or become established ; : They couldn't make the charges stick, ie prove that they were true. . * He got the nickname `Fatty' on his first day at school and unfortunately the name stuck, ie has been used ever since. `'--. 7 (idm ) cling/stick to sb like a leech => leech. mud sticks => mud. poke/stick one's nose into sth => nose1. put/shove/stick one's oar in => oar. stand/stick out like a sore thumb => sore. stand/stick out a mile => mile. stick/stop at `nothing be willing to do anything to get what one wants, even if it is immoral . ,stick 'em `up! (infml ) (said by an armed robber telling sb to raise his hands above his head ) stick `fast be or become solidly fixed in one position and unable or unwilling to move : His head was stuck fast in the railings. . * (fig ) He stuck fast to his theory, ie maintained it firmly. . stick in one's `mind (of a memory, image, etc) be remembered for a long time : The image of the dead child's face stuck in my mind for ages. , . stick in one's `throat (infml ) (a) (also stick in one's `craw/`gizzard) be difficult or impossible to accept ; : It sticks in my throat to have to accept charity from them. , . (b) (of words) be difficult or impossible to say , : I wanted to tell her, but the words stuck in my throat. , . stick one's `neck out (infml ) do sth risky : I may be sticking my neck out (ie in predicting sth uncertain), but I think he's going to win. , . stick to one's `guns (infml ) refuse to change one's opinions, actions, etc in spite of criticism , ; . stick to one's last not try to do things that one cannot do well . 8 (phr v) stick around (infml ) stay in or near a place (waiting for sth to happen, sb to arrive, etc) : Stick around, we may need you. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:28

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