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stick  

EN[stɪk]
US
Fbâton WStick
  • Un stick, anglicisme qui signifie « bâton », peut désigner :
  • le swagger stick (littéralement « bâton d'orgueil ») des officiers britanniques (comme celui du colo
  • le Chapman stick, un instrument de musique à corde ;
a stick of wood
  • NomPLsticksSUF-ick
    1. An elongated piece of wood or similar material, typically put to some use, for example as a wand or baton.
      1. The beaver's dam was made out of sticks.   The bird's nest was made out of sticks. ‎ a stick of wood
      2. I found several good sticks in the brush heap.   What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? A stick. ‎
      3. I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed. ‎
      4. I don’t need my stick to walk, but it’s helpful. ‎
      5. As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks. ‎
      6. When cutting the door parts, I cut all the copes first, then the sticks.
      7. We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture. ‎
    2. Any roughly cylindrical (or rectangular) unit of a substance. transl.
      1. Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick. ‎
      2. The recipe calls for half a stick of butter. ‎
      3. Don’t hog all that gum, give me a stick! ‎ a stick of gum
      4. Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick. ‎
    3. Material or objects attached to a stick or the like.
      1. ( US ) My parents bought us each a stick of cotton candy. ‎
      2. Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it [ …]
      3. Scores of transport planes streamed in to drop stick after stick of containers until the entire sky over the coast was polka-dotted with brightly coloured parachutes.
    4. A tool, control, or instrument shaped somewhat like a stick.
      1. I grew up driving a stick, but many people my age didn’t. ‎ the gear-shift lever in a manual transmission car
      2. I grew up driving stick, but many people my age didn't. ‎
      3. For example: in making a turn, should you throw on too much stick and not enough rudder, you'll sideslip.
      4. For ultimate presentation portability, a Powerpoint can be saved to a stick as images.
      5. [ …] although the headings may often be in other type, still, as these are composed in the same stick, they cannot fail to justify; [ …]
      6. Arsene, boy, ain't you worried about your clarinet? Where'd you leave that stick, man?
    5. (sports) A stick-like item: two hockey sticks, for the goalie at right.
      1. Tripping with the stick is a violation of the rules. ‎ a lacrosse stick
      2. His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole. ‎
      3. His stroke with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club. ‎
      4. He shoots a mean stick of pool. ‎
    6. (sports) NU Ability; specifically.
      1. I doubted that the three iron was enough stick.
      2. Vaughn has to hit and keep hitting or this will be another year when the Mets don't have enough stick to win.
    7. SLA (dated) A person or group of people. (Perhaps, in some senses, because people are, broadly speaking, tall and thin, like pieces of wood.).
      1. Your father's a great old stick. He's really been very good to me.
      2. "She's a stick, this one. She lacks your—" he patted her left breast— "equipment."
      3. The kid was a stick, a plant, a student from UNLV who picked up a few bucks nightly by saying the words "seven of hearts."
      4. Bill Kirk, described by Robin as a "hell of a stick," didn't even attend college until after the Vietnam War.
      5. I remember when we dreaded the rain, as our stick of soldiers walked through the damp, tick-infested long grass of the Zambezi valley, [ …]
    8. Encouragement or punishment, or (resulting) vigour or other improved behavior.
      1. What about contempt? Isn't it used by the judiciary as a stick to dissuade people from writing or talking about them?
      2. The child killers got some stick. I saw a woman throw a basin of scalding water over a baby killer.
      3. He really gave that digging some stick. ‎ = he threw himself into the task of digging
      4. She really gave that bully some stick. ‎ = she berated him ( this sense melts into the previous sense, "punishment" )
      5. Give it some stick! ‎
      6. Skunk really gave it some stick all the way to Caliban's place, we passed a good few Coppers but they all seemed to turn the blind eye.
    9. A measure.
      1. There was another speech in that day's news — a speech which The Times printed on the front page because it was part of a front-page story, and in full — it was only two sticks long; printed in full just after the much longer invocation by the officiating clergyman [ …]
      2. The stick is employed for eels, and contained twenty-five.
    10. (motor racing) The traction of tires on the road surface.
      1. (fishing) NU The amount of fishing line resting on the water surface before a cast; line stick.
        1. Problem: A lot of stick and a lack of energy on the forward stroke.
      2. A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.
        1. (Britain) NU Criticism or ridicule.
          1. I got some stick personally because of my walking attire. I arrived to training fully kitted out in sturdy walking boots.
      3. VerbeSGsticksPRstickingPT, PPstickedPT, PPstuck
        1. (carpentry) To cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint.
          1. VT To press (something with a sharp point) into something else.
            1. In certain of their sacrifices they had a lamb, they sticked him, they killed him, and made sacrifice of him: this lamb was Christ the Son of God, he was killed, sticked, and made a sweet-smelling sacrifice for our sins.
            2. The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it. ‎
            3. to stick a needle into one's finger
          2. VI To become or remain attached; to adhere.
            1. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.
          3. VI To jam; to stop moving.
            1. The lever sticks if you push it too far up. ‎
          4. VI To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.
            1. VI To persist.
              1. His old nickname stuck. ‎
            2. VI Of snow, to remain frozen on landing.
              1. VI To remain loyal; to remain firm.
                1. What I get from work makes me a better mother, and what I get from being a mother makes me a better journalist. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
              2. VI To hesitate, to be reluctant; to refuse.
                1. (dated) VI To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
                  1. VT To attach with glue or as if by gluing.
                    1. Stick the label on the jar. ‎
                  2. VT To place, set down (quickly or carelessly).
                    1. Stick your bag over there and come with me. ‎
                  3. VT To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale.
                    1. to stick an apple on a fork
                  4. VT (archaic) To adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing.
                    1. VT (gymnastics) To perform (a landing) perfectly.
                      1. Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount. ‎
                    2. (botany) VT To propagate plants by cuttings.
                      1. Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly. ‎
                    3. VT (printing, slang, dated) To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick.
                      1. to stick type
                    4. VT (joinery) To run or plane (mouldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such mouldings are said to be stuck.
                      1. (dated) VT To bring to a halt; to stymie; to puzzle.
                        1. to stick somebody with a hard problem
                      2. VT SLA (dated) To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.
                      3. AdjectifCOMstickerSUPstickest
                        1. INF Likely to stick; sticking, sticky.
                          1. A non-stick pan. A stick plaster.
                          2. A sticker type of glue. The stickest kind of gum.
                      4. Plus d'exemples
                        1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                          • The slightest effort made the patient cough. He would stand leaning on a stick and holding a hand to his side, and when the paroxysm had passed it left him shaking.
                          • Why are you getting stuck into me all of the sudden? I didn't do anything!
                          • I drew the short straw and got stuck doing the whole project alone.
                        2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                          • Stick a wedge under the door, will you? It keeps blowing shut.
                        3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                          • It looks as though she took a beating with the ugly stick!
                          • The other maior shot is the snap shot. It is like a cousin of the wrist shot. It is a little faster than the wrist shot and requires less movement with the stick.

                      Meaning of stick for the defined word.

                      Grammaticalement, ce mot "stick" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes ergative, un verbes intransitif et un verbes transitif.
                      • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
                        1. Adjectifs
                          • Noms
                            • Noms Dénombrable
                              • Singularia tantum
                                • Noms Indénombrable
                              • Verbes
                                • Verbes ergatives
                                  • Verbes intransitifs
                                    • Verbes transitifs
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                                  Liens Connexes:
                                  1. en sticks
                                  2. en sticking
                                  3. en sticky
                                  4. en stickler
                                  5. en stickiness
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