Adjective: unstuck ,ún'stúk
Noun: stick stik
"a man with a mule got my car unstuck"; "the gears locked in second and would not come unstuck"
- Thrown into a state of disorganization or incoherence
"price programs became unstuck because little grain was available";
Verb: stick (stuck) stik
- An implement consisting of a length of wood
"he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
- A small thin branch of a tree
- A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an aeroplane
- control stick, joystick
- A rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
- Informal term for the leg
"fever left him weak on his sticks";
- pin, peg
- (polo) a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
- A long thin implement resembling a length of wood
"cinnamon sticks"; "a stick of dynamite"
- Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
- joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff
- Threat of a penalty
"the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
- Put, fix, force, or implant
"stick your thumb in the crack";
- lodge, wedge, deposit
- Remain visiting, living in or positioned at (a certain place) rather than moving
"Stick around and you will learn something!";
- stay, stick around, stay put
- Remain stuck to; keep in place
"Will this wallpaper stick to the wall?";
- adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to
- Be or become fixed
"The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
"The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
- Be a devoted follower or supporter
"She sticks to her principles";
- Be loyal to
"The friends stuck together through the war"; "She stuck by her husband in times of trouble";
- stand by, stick by, adhere
- Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
- Fasten with an adhesive material like glue
"stick the poster onto the wall"
- Fasten with or as with pins or nails
"stick the photo onto the corkboard"
- Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
- Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
"he stuck the cloth with the needle"
- Pierce, penetrate or puncture with something pointed
"He stuck the needle into his finger"
- Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
"The label stuck to the box";
- cling, cleave, adhere, cohere
- Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
"They stuck me with the dinner bill";
- Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
"This question really stuck me";
- confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
See also: disorganised [Brit], disorganized, stick out
Type of: adjoin, adopt, adorn, attach, be, beautify, butt, butter, cig, cigaret [US], cigarette, ciggy [Brit], coffin nail, contact, decorate, embellish, espouse, fag [Brit], fasten, fix, follow, force, gasper [Brit], grace, implement, leg, lever, limb, margarin, margarine, marge [Brit], meet, oleo [N. Amer], oleomargarine [Brit, Cdn], ornament, penalisation [Brit], penalization, penalty, persist, pierce, punishment, remain, sanction, secure, sports equipment, stay, stay in place, thrust, touch, tree branch
Encyclopedia: Unstuck Stick