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Pronunciation: /ˈstɪki/

Translation of sticky in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (stickier, stickiest)

  • 1 1.1 [label] engomado, autoadhesivo; [texture/surface] pegajoso; [hands] pegajoso, pringoso
    Example sentences
    • In seawater, the expelled tubules lengthen considerably and become sticky upon contact with any object.
    • The sticky boxes are designed to lure their prey with scents of chocolate and other foods.
    • That means the town centre is soiled with around 200,000 sticky stains.
    Example sentences
    • And these are enzymes that make up a gluey, sticky substance, known as glucan, and the bacteria make this from sugar.
    • When an egg is laid it is covered by a sticky substance that glues the egg firmly to any surface on which it is laid, irrespective of whether it is an adult bug or a plant.
    • Some of the sticky substance stuck on her shoe and she grimaced in disgust.
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps it was a sensation crystallised by the potent mix of sun and alcohol, and sweat cooled onto a sticky back.
    • They left the room and he pulled off the sticky, damp shirt.
    • When they are sweating and get sticky, I just open up the harness zipper.
    1.2 [climate] húmedo y caluroso; [day/weather] bochornoso
    Example sentences
    • If the weather is sticky, it is humid and not particularly pleasant.
    • In an open-neck blue shirt, crisp denim jeans, brown suede shoes, and carrying a denim jacket, he is ideally dressed for the sticky weather.
    • Hot, sticky weather such as that we have been having for the last few days simply adds to stress, says Mrs Clarke - and makes it more likely that we will flare out of control.
  • 2 (difficult) [colloquial/familiar] [problem/issue] peliagudo; [situation] violento, difícil he was very sticky about lending the money puso muchos peros or muchas dificultades para prestarnos el dinero
  • 4 [Computing/Informática] [colloquial/familiar], pegajoso [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Don't expect too much and make sure you don't get into any sticky situations.
    • Junk bonds roared back into favour in the USA during the 1990s but the market has since hit a sticky patch.
    • Time will come, one day, when you find yourself in a very sticky situation.
    Example sentences
    • Controlling the content on the stickiest kids' site on earth is an increasingly sticky matter.
    • Facebook and browser games are now a key element of many film and TV marketing campaigns - they're sticky, they're compelling and they give potential viewers ownership over stories and characters.
    • Horoscopes in particular must be the original sticky content, keeping your visitors coming back day after day or week after week.

noun/nombre (plural -kies)

  • [colloquial/familiar] post (masculine), sticky (masculine)

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