stick [1] NOUN 1) a thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut off a tree. 2) a piece of trimmed wood used for support in walking or as a weapon. 3) (in hockey, polo, etc.) a long, thin implement used to hit or direct the ball or puck. 4) a long, thin object or piece: a stick of dynamite. 5) a group of bombs or paratroopers dropped from an aircraft. 6) the threat of punishment as a means of persuasion (as contrasted with the ‘carrot’ or enticement). 7) Brit. informal severe criticism or treatment. 8) (the sticks) informal, derogatory rural areas. 9) informal, dated a person of a specified kind: Janet's not a bad old stick.
up sticks — Cf. ↑up sticks
ORIGIN Old English.
stick [2] VERB (past and past part. stuck) 1) insert or push (something pointed) into or through something. 2) (stick in/into/through) be or remain fixed with its point embedded in. 3) stab or pierce with a sharp object. 4) protrude or extend in a certain direction. 5) informal put somewhere in a quick or careless way. 6) adhere or cause to adhere. 7) (be stuck) be fixed in a particular position or unable to move or be moved. 8) (be stuck) be unable to progress with a task or find the answer or solution. 9) Brit. informal accept; tolerate; endure: I can't stick Geoff.
be stuck for — Cf. ↑be stuck for
be stuck on — Cf. ↑be stuck on
be stuck with — Cf. ↑be stuck with
get stuck in (or into) — Cf. ↑get stuck into
stick around — Cf. ↑stick around
stick at — Cf. ↑stick at
stick by — Cf. ↑stick by
stick in one's throat (or craw) — Cf. ↑stick in one's craw
stick it out — Cf. ↑stick it out
stick one's neck out — Cf. ↑stick one's neck out
stick out — Cf. ↑stick out
stick out for — Cf. ↑stick out for
stick to — Cf. ↑stick to
stick together — Cf. ↑stick together
stick up — Cf. ↑stick up
stick up for — Cf. ↑stick up for
stick with — Cf. ↑stick with
ORIGIN Old English.

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