Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) stick (an implement consisting of a length of wood) "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
- S: (n) stick (a small thin branch of a tree)
- S: (n) stick, control stick, joystick (a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane)
- S: (n) stick (a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine)
- S: (n) pin, peg, stick (informal terms for the leg) "fever left him weak on his sticks"
- S: (n) stick (a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball)
- S: (n) stick (a long thin implement resembling a length of wood) "cinnamon sticks"; "a stick of dynamite"
- S: (n) joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, stick, spliff (marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking)
- S: (n) stick (threat of a penalty) "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
- S: (v) lodge, wedge, stick, deposit (put, fix, force, or implant) "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"
- S: (v) stay, stick, stick around, stay put (stay put (in a certain place)) "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
- S: (v) adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to (stick to firmly) "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
- S: (v) stick (be or become fixed) "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
- S: (v) stick (endure) "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
- S: (v) adhere, stick (be a devoted follower or supporter) "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) adopt, follow, espouse (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans) "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
- S: (v) choose, take, select, pick out (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives) "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- S: (v) stand by, stick by, stick, adhere (be loyal to) "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
- S: (v) stick (cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface) "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
- S: (v) stick (fasten with an adhesive material like glue) "stick the poster onto the wall"
- S: (v) stick (fasten with or as with pins or nails) "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
- S: (v) stick (fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something) "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
- S: (v) stick (pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument) "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
- S: (v) stick (pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed) "He stuck the needle into his finger"
- S: (v) cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere (come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation) "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
- S: (v) stick, sting (saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous) "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
- S: (v) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound (be a mystery or bewildering to) "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"