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Main Entry: 2stick
Inflected Form(s): stuck /stk/; stick·ing
Etymology: Old English stician 1 a: to stab with something pointed : PIERCEb: to kill by piercing 2: to cause to penetrate <stuck a needle in my finger> 3 a: to fasten by pushing in : ATTACH <stuck a flower in my buttonhole> b: to push out, up, or under <stuck out my hand> 4: to put or set in a specified place or position <stuck the cap on my head> 5: to cling to a surface <snowflakes stuck on the windowpane> 6 a: to bring to a halt : prevent the movement or action of <the car got stuck in traffic> b: 1BAFFLE 1, stump <got stuck on the first problem> 7 a: 1CHEAT 1, defraud b: to burden with something disagreeable <stuck with the job of cleaning up> 8: to become fixed in place by or as if by gluing <his foot stuck in the mud> 9 a: to remain in a place, situation, or environment <decided to stick where he was> b: to hold to something tightly : CLING <she stuck to her story> 10: to become blocked or jammed <the desk drawer always sticks> 11: to be unable to proceed (as through fear or conscience) - stick one's neck out: to make oneself vulnerable (as to criticism or punishment) by taking a risk - stick to one's guns: to maintain one's position especially in the face of opposition - stuck on: infatuated with