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Spanish translation of “stick”

stick

verb /stik/ (past tense, past participle stuck /stak/)
to push (something sharp or pointed) into or through something
clavar
She stuck a pin through the papers to hold them together Stop sticking your elbow into me!
(of something pointed) to be pushed into or through something
atravesar, perforar
Two arrows were sticking in his back.
to fasten or be fastened (by glue, gum etc)
pegar
He licked the flap of the envelope and stuck it down These labels don’t stick very well He stuck (the broken pieces of) the vase together again His brothers used to call him Bonzo and the name has stuck.
to (cause to) become fixed and unable to move or progress
adherir
The car stuck in the mud The cupboard door has stuck I’ll help you with your arithmetic if you’re stuck.
sticker noun an adhesive label or sign bearing eg a design, political message etc , for sticking eg on a car’s window etc
pegatina
The car sticker read ’Blood donors needed’.
sticky adjective (comparative stickier, superlative stickiest) able, or likely, to stick or adhere to other surfaces
adhesivo
He mended the torn book with sticky tape sticky sweets.
(of a situation or person) difficult; awkward
dificil, extraño
She managed to talk her way out of a sticky situation.
stickily adverb
de una manera pegajosa
stickiness noun
pegajoso
the stickiness of the chocolate cake.
stick-in-the-mud noun a person who never does anything new.
persona poco innovadora, rutinaria
come to a sticky end to have an unpleasant fate or death
acabar mal
The baddie in the film comes to a sticky end when he is eaten by sharks.
stick at phrasal verb to persevere with (work etc)
perseverar, perseguir en
He must learn to stick at his job.
stick by phrasal verb to support or be loyal to (a person)
mantenerse fiel, cumplir (con)
His friends stuck by him when he was in trouble.
stick it out phrasal verb to endure a situation for as long as necessary
aguantar
The film was a bit boring, but we stuck it out until the end.
stick out phrasal verb to (cause to) project; His front teeth stick out ; He stuck out his tongue.
sobresalir
to be noticeable
destacarse
She has red hair that sticks out in a crowd.
stick one’s neck out to take a risk
jugarse el tipo
He stuck his neck out when he complained to the manager about the working conditions in the factory.
stick to phrasal verb ( stick with) not to abandon
seguir con
We’ve decided to stick to our previous plan If you stick to me, I’ll stick to you.
stick together phrasal verb to (cause to) be fastened together
pegarse
We’ll stick the pieces together The rice is sticking together.
(of friends etc) to remain loyal to each other
mantenerse juntos/unidos
They’ve stuck together all these years.
stick up for phrasal verb to speak in defence of (a person etc) When my father is angry with me, my mother always sticks up for me.
(Definition of stick from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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