Stick Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG. stehhan, G. stechen, and to Gr. ? to prick, Skr. tij to be sharp. Cf. {Distinguish}, {Etiquette}, {Extinct}, {Instigate}, {Instinct}, {Prestige}, {Stake}, {Steak}, {Stick}, n., {Stigma}, {Stimulate}, {Sting}, {Stitch} in sewing, {Style} for or in writing.] 1. To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast. [1913 Webster]

And sticked him with bodkins anon. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

It was a shame . . . to stick him under the other gentleman's arm while he was redding the fray. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce; as, to stick a needle into one's finger. [1913 Webster]

Thou stickest a dagger in me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve. [1913 Webster]

My shroud of white, stuck all with yew. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The points of spears are stuck within the shield. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth. [1913 Webster]

5. To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards. [1913 Webster]

6. To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork. [1913 Webster]

7. To attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a plaster; to stick a stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner. [1913 Webster]

8. (Print.) To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

9. (Joinery) To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck. [1913 Webster]

10. To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

11. To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{To stick out}, to cause to project or protrude; to render prominent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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