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stick

verb
 
 
/stɪk/ ( past tense and past participle stuck)
JOIN [I, T] B1 to become joined to something or to make something become joined to something else, usually with a substance like glue: Anne stuck a picture of her boyfriend on the wall. The stamp wouldn't stick to the envelope.Glues and gluing and stickiness
stick sth in/on/under, etc informal to put something somewhere: Just stick your bag under the table.Placing and positioning an object
stick (sth) in/into/through, etc B2 If something sharp sticks into something, it goes into it, and if you stick something sharp somewhere, you push it into something: She stuck the needle into his arm.Inserting and forcing things into other things
NOT MOVE [I] to become fixed in one position and not be able to move: This drawer has stuck - I can't open it.Staying and remainingWaiting
can't stick sb/sth UK informal to not like someone or something: I can't stick her. →  See also stick to your guns , poke/stick your nose into sth , stick/put your oar in Not liking
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