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stick1 British & World English

A thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut off a tree

stick2 British & World English

Push a sharp or pointed object into or through (something)

stick something in/into/through in stick2 British & World English

Push a sharp or pointed object into or through (something)

stand out like a sore thumb British & World English

Be very obviously different from the surrounding people or things

hop the twig British & World English

Depart suddenly or die

get the knife into someone British & World English

Be malicious or vindictive towards someone

put one's oar in British & World English

Give an opinion without being asked

stick at British & World English

Persevere with (a task or endeavour) in a determined way

stick by British & World English

Continue to support or be loyal to (someone), typically during difficult times

stick out British & World English

Be extremely noticeable

stick to British & World English

Continue or confine oneself to doing or using (a particular thing)

stick-up British & World English

An armed robbery in which a gun is used to threaten people

ski stick British & World English

Old-fashioned term for ski pole.

non-stick British & World English

(Of a pan or surface) covered with a substance that prevents food sticking to it during cooking

chew stick British & World English

A Caribbean climbing plant of the buckthorn family, the twigs or bark of which are chewed to clean the teeth, for their flavour, or as a stimulant

polo stick British & World English

A long-handled mallet used for playing polo

punji stick British & World English

A sharpened bamboo stake, typically one tipped with poison, set in a camouflaged hole in the ground as a means of defence, especially in SE Asia

rain stick British & World English

A ceremonial instrument originating in the Andes, consisting of a hollow branch sealed at both ends and containing small hard objects such as seeds or pebbles, which make a noise like falling rain when the branch is tilted

self-stick British & World English

Coated with an adhesive on one side for ready application to a surface

coup stick British & World English

(Among North American Indians) a decorated stick recording coups attained by the warrior

crab stick British & World English

A stick of mixed compressed fish pieces, rectangular in section, and including and flavoured with crab

stick with British & World English

Persevere or continue with

stick shift British & World English

A gear lever or manual transmission

thumb stick British & World English

A tall walking stick with a forked thumb rest at the top

Thai stick British & World English

Strong cannabis in leaf form, twisted into a small, tightly packed cylinder ready for smoking

white stick British & World English

A white walking stick of a type carried by blind people, both to locate obstacles and identify them as blind

Gold Stick British & World English

(In the UK) a ceremonial officer in the Sovereign’s household, entitled to carry a gilt rod on state occasions

glow stick British & World English

A novelty item consisting of a plastic tube containing two chemicals which combine when the tube is bent, so producing a luminescent glow

high-stick British & World English

Strike (an opponent) on or above the shoulders with one’s stick, for which a penalty may be assessed

joss stick British & World English

A thin stick consisting of a substance that burns slowly and with a fragrant smell, used as incense

light stick British & World English

Another term for glow stick.

prayer stick British & World English

A stick decorated with feathers, used by various American Indian peoples in their religious ceremonies

single stick British & World English

A stick of about a sword’s length

digging stick British & World English

A primitive digging implement consisting of a pointed stick, sometimes weighted by a stone

stick around British & World English

Remain in or near a place

stick-handle British & World English

Control the puck with one’s stick

stick insect British & World English

A long, slender, slow-moving insect that resembles a twig. Many species appear to lack males and the females lay fertile eggs without mating

stick-nest rat British & World English

A fluffy-haired gregarious Australian rat which builds nests of interwoven sticks

swagger stick British & World English

A short cane carried by a military officer

swizzle stick British & World English

A stick used for frothing up still drinks or taking the fizz out of sparkling ones

walking stick British & World English

A stick with a curved handle used for support when walking

hockey stick British & World English

A long, thin implement with a curved end, used to hit or direct the ball or puck in hockey or ice hockey

Memory Stick British & World English

A type of memory card

message stick British & World English

(Among Australian Aborigines) a piece of wood carved with symbolic patterns, used as a means of communication between communities

orange stick British & World English

A thin stick, pointed at one end and typically made of orange wood, used for manicuring the fingernails

animated stick British & World English

A stick insect of the eastern Australian coast, which is one of the world’s longest insects at up to 25 cm

pointing stick British & World English

A movable stub embedded in a laptop keyboard that is manipulated to move the screen cursor


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