Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stick

16 senses of stick

Sense 1
lodge, wedge, stick, deposit -- (put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")
          Phrasal Verb-> stick out#1

Sense 2
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!")
       => stay in place -- (be stationary)

Sense 3
adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to -- (stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?")
       => attach -- (become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill")

Sense 4
stick -- (be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
stick -- (endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life")
       => persist, remain, stay -- (stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up")

Sense 6
adhere, stick -- (be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles")
       => adopt, follow, espouse -- (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals")

Sense 7
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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 8
stick -- (cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it")
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

Sense 9
stick -- (fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall")
       => fasten -- (become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back")

Sense 10
stick -- (fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard")
       => fasten -- (become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back")

Sense 11
stick -- (fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress")
       => fasten -- (become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back")

Sense 12
stick -- (pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle")
       => pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

Sense 13
stick -- (pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger")
       => pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

Sense 14
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")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 15
stick, sting -- (saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill")
       => force, thrust -- (impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him")

Sense 16
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")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

Antonyms of adj stuck

2 senses of stuck

Sense 1
stuck (vs. unstuck) -- (caught or fixed; "stuck in the mud")

unstuck (vs. stuck) -- (free; "a man with a mule got my car unstuck"; "the gears locked in second and would not come unstuck")

Sense 2
stuck -- (baffled; "this problem has me completely stuck")

INDIRECT (VIA perplexed) -> unperplexed -- (experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

Similarity of adj stuck

2 senses of stuck

Sense 1
stuck (vs. unstuck) -- (caught or fixed; "stuck in the mud")
       => cragfast -- (stranded on or as if on a crag; "cragfast climbers")

Sense 2
stuck -- (baffled; "this problem has me completely stuck")
       => perplexed (vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world")

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