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Tuck vs. Stick

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Tuckverb

(transitive) To pull or gather up (an item of fabric).

Sticknoun

An elongated piece of wood or similar material, typically put to some use, for example as a wand or baton.

Tuckverb

(transitive) To push into a snug position; to place somewhere safe or somewhat hidden.

‘Tuck in your shirt.’; ‘I tucked in the sheet.’; ‘He tucked the $10 bill into his shirt pocket.’;

Sticknoun

A small, thin branch from a tree or bush; a twig; a branch.

Tuckverb

To eat; to consume.

Sticknoun

A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size.

‘What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? A stick.}}’;

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Tuckverb

(ergative) To fit neatly.

‘The sofa tucks nicely into that corner.’; ‘Kenwood House is tucked into a corner of Hampstead Heath.’;

Sticknoun

(US) A timber board, especially a two by four (inches).

‘I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed.’;

Tuckverb

To curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.

‘The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.’;

Sticknoun

A cane or walking stick (usually wooden, metal or plastic) to aid in walking.

‘I don’t need my stick to walk, but it’s helpful.’;

Tuckverb

To sew folds; to make a tuck or tucks in.

‘to tuck a dress’;

Sticknoun

A cudgel or truncheon (usually of wood, metal or plastic), especially one carried by police or guards.

‘As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks.’;

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Tuckverb

To full, as cloth.

Sticknoun

(carpentry) The vertical member of a cope-and-stick joint.

Tuckverb

To conceal one’s genitals, as with a gaff or by fastening them down with adhesive tape.

‘Honey, have you tucked today? We don’t wanna see anything nasty down there.’;

Sticknoun

(nautical) A mast or part of a mast of a ship; also, a yard.

Tuckverb

(when playing scales on piano keys) To keep the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.

Sticknoun

(figuratively) A piece (of furniture, especially if wooden).

‘We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture.’;

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Tucknoun

An act of tucking; a pleat or fold.

Sticknoun

Any roughly cylindrical (or rectangular) unit of a substance.

‘Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick.’;

Tucknoun

(sewing) A fold in fabric that has been stitched in place from end to end, as to reduce the overall dimension of the fabric piece.

Sticknoun

A small rectangular block, with a length several times its width, which contains by volume one half of a cup of shortening (butter, margarine or lard).

‘The recipe calls for half a stick of butter.’;

Tucknoun

A curled position.

Sticknoun

A standard rectangular (often thin) piece of chewing gum.

‘Don’t hog all that gum, give me a stick!’;

Tucknoun

A plastic surgery technique to remove excess skin.

Sticknoun

(slang) A cigarette usually a tobacco cigarette, less often a marijuana cigarette.

‘Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick.’;

Tucknoun

The act of keeping the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.

Sticknoun

Material or objects attached to a stick or the like.

Tucknoun

(diving) A curled position, with the shins held towards the body.

Sticknoun

A bunch of something wrapped around or attached to a stick.

Tucknoun

(archaic) A rapier, a sword.

Sticknoun

(archaic) A scroll that is rolled around (mounted on, attached to) a stick.

Tucknoun

The beat of a drum.

Sticknoun

(military) The structure to which a set of bombs in a bomber aircraft are attached and which drops the bombs when it is released. The bombs themselves and, by extension, any load of similar items dropped in quick succession such as paratroopers or containers.

Tucknoun

Food, especially snack food.

Sticknoun

A tool, control, or instrument shaped somewhat like a stick.

Tucknoun

A long, narrow sword; a rapier.

‘He wore large hose, and a tuck, as it was then called, or rapier, of tremendous length.’;

Sticknoun

A manual transmission, a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, so called because of the stick-like, i.e. twig-like, control (the gear shift) with which the driver of such a vehicle controls its transmission.

‘I grew up driving a stick, but many people my age didn’t.’;

Tucknoun

The beat of a drum.

Sticknoun

(aviation) The control column of an aircraft; a joystick. By convention, a wheel-like control mechanism with a handgrip on opposite sides, similar to the steering wheel ofan automobiles, is also called the "stick".

Tucknoun

A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.

Sticknoun

Use of the stick to control the aircraft.

Tucknoun

A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; - called also tuck-net.

Sticknoun

(computing) A memory stick.

Tucknoun

A pull; a lugging.

Sticknoun

A composing stick, the tool used by compositors to assemble lines of type.

Tucknoun

The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.

Sticknoun

The clarinet. more often called the liquorice stick

Tucknoun

Food; pastry; sweetmeats.

Sticknoun

(sports) A stick-like item:

Tuckverb

To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves.

Sticknoun

A long thin implement used to control a ball or puck in sports like hockey, polo, and lacrosse.

‘Tripping with the stick is a violation of the rules.’;

Tuckverb

To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.

Sticknoun

(horse racing) The short whip carried by a jockey.

Tuckverb

To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place; as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's arm, or into a pocket.

Sticknoun

(boardsports) A board as used in board sports, such as a surfboard, snowboard, or skateboard.

Tuckverb

To full, as cloth.

Sticknoun

(golf) The pole bearing a small flag that marks the hole.

‘His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole.’;

Tuckverb

To contract; to draw together.

Sticknoun

The cue used in billiards, pool, snooker, etc.

‘His stroke with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club.’;

Tucknoun

eatables (especially sweets)

Sticknoun

Ability; specifically:

Tucknoun

(sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

Sticknoun

(golf) The long-range driving ability of a golf club.

Tucknoun

a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place

Sticknoun

(baseball) The potential hitting power of a specific bat.

Tucknoun

a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges

Sticknoun

(baseball) General hitting ability.

Tuckverb

fit snugly into;

‘insert your ticket into the slot’; ‘tuck your shirtail in’;

Sticknoun

(hockey) The potential accuracy of a hockey stick, implicating also the player using it.

Tuckverb

make a tuck or several folds in;

‘tuck the fabric’; ‘tuck in the sheet’;

Sticknoun

A person or group of people. (Perhaps, in some senses, because people are, broadly speaking, tall and thin, like pieces of wood.)

Tuckverb

draw fabric together and sew it tightly

Sticknoun

A thin or wiry person; particularly a flat-chested woman.

Sticknoun

(magic) An assistant planted in the audience.

Sticknoun

A fighter pilot.

Sticknoun

A small group of (infantry) soldiers.

Sticknoun

Encouragement or punishment, or (resulting) vigour or other improved behavior.

Sticknoun

A negative stimulus or a punishment. (This sense derives from the metaphor of using a stick, a long piece of wood, to poke or beat a beast of burden to compel it to move forward. Compare carrot.)

Sticknoun

Corporal punishment; beatings.

Sticknoun

(slang) Vigor; spirit; effort, energy, intensity.

‘Give it some stick!’;

Sticknoun

(slang) Vigorous driving of a car; gas.

Sticknoun

A measure.

Sticknoun

(obsolete) An English Imperial unit of length equal to 2 inches.

Sticknoun

A quantity of eels, usually 25.

Sticknoun

(motor racing) The traction of tires on the road surface.

Sticknoun

(fishing) The amount of fishing line resting on the water surface before a cast; line stick.

Sticknoun

A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

Sticknoun

Criticism or ridicule.

Stickverb

(carpentry) To cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint.

Stickverb

To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick.

‘to stick type’;

Stickverb

(intransitive) To become or remain attached; to adhere.

‘The tape will not stick if it melts.’;

Stickverb

(intransitive) To jam; to stop moving.

‘The lever sticks if you push it too far up.’;

Stickverb

(transitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To persist.

‘His old nickname stuck.’;

Stickverb

(intransitive) Of snow, to remain frozen on landing.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To remain loyal; to remain firm.

‘Just stick to your strategy, and you will win.’;

Stickverb

To hesitate, to be reluctant; to refuse (in negative phrases).

Stickverb

To be puzzled (at something), have difficulty understanding.

Stickverb

To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

Stickverb

(transitive) To attach with glue or as if by gluing.

‘Stick the label on the jar.’;

Stickverb

(transitive) To place, set down (quickly or carelessly).

‘Stick your bag over there and come with me.’;

Stickverb

(transitive) To press (something with a sharp point) into something else.

‘The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it.’; ‘to stick a needle into one's finger’;

Stickverb

To stab.

Stickverb

(transitive) To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale.

‘to stick an apple on a fork’;

Stickverb

To adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing.

Stickverb

To perform (a landing) perfectly.

‘Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount.’;

Stickverb

To propagate plants by cuttings.

‘Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly.’;

Stickverb

To run or plane (mouldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such mouldings are said to be stuck.

Stickverb

To bring to a halt; to stymie; to puzzle.

‘to stick somebody with a hard problem’;

Stickverb

To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.

Stickadjective

(informal) Likely to stick; sticking, sticky.

‘A non-stick pan. A stick plaster.’; ‘A sticker type of glue. The stickest kind of gum.’;

Sticknoun

A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.

‘Withered sticks to gather, which might serveAgainst a winter's day.’;

Sticknoun

Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.

Sticknoun

Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.

Sticknoun

A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick.

Sticknoun

A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.

Sticknoun

A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

Stickverb

To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast.

‘And sticked him with bodkins anon.’; ‘It was a shame . . . to stick him under the other gentleman's arm while he was redding the fray.’;

Stickverb

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

‘Thou stickest a dagger in me.’;

Stickverb

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.

‘My shroud of white, stuck all with yew.’; ‘The points of spears are stuck within the shield.’;

Stickverb

To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth.

Stickverb

To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards.

Stickverb

To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork.

Stickverb

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.

Stickverb

To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type.

Stickverb

To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.

Stickverb

To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem.

Stickverb

To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.

Stickverb

To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.

‘The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh.’;

Stickverb

To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.

‘A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.’; ‘I am a kind of bur; I shall stick.’; ‘If on your fame our sex a bolt has thrown,'T will ever stick through malice of your own.’;

Stickverb

To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.

‘I had most need of blessing, and "Amen"Stuck in my throat.’; ‘The trembling weapon passedThrough nine bull hides, . . . and stuck within the last.’;

Stickverb

To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; - often with at.

‘They will stick long at part of a demonstration for want of perceiving the connection of two ideas.’; ‘Some stick not to say, that the parson and attorney forged a will.’;

Stickverb

To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

‘This is the difficulty that sticks with the most reasonable.’;

Sticknoun

implement consisting of a length of wood;

‘he collected dry sticks for a campfire’; ‘the kid had a candied apple on a stick’;

Sticknoun

a small thin branch of a tree

Sticknoun

a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

Sticknoun

informal terms of the leg;

‘fever left him weak on his sticks’;

Sticknoun

marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Sticknoun

threat of a penalty;

‘the policy so far is all stick and no carrot’;

Stickverb

fix, force, or implant;

‘lodge a bullet in the table’;

Stickverb

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!’;

Stickverb

cause to protrude or as if to protrude;

‘stick one's hand out of the window’; ‘stick one's nose into other people's business’;

Stickverb

stick to firmly;

‘Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?’;

Stickverb

be or become fixed;

‘The door sticks--we will have to plane it’;

Stickverb

endure;

‘The label stuck to her for the rest of her life’;

Stickverb

be a devoted follower or supporter;

‘The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism’; ‘She sticks to her principles’;

Stickverb

be loyal to;

‘She stood by her husband in times of trouble’; ‘The friends stuck together through the war’;

Stickverb

cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface;

‘stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it’;

Stickverb

fasten with an adhesive material like glue;

‘stick the poster onto the wall’;

Stickverb

fasten with or as with pins or nails;

‘stick the photo onto the corkboard’;

Stickverb

fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something;

‘stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress’;

Stickverb

pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument;

‘he stuck the cloth with the needle’;

Stickverb

pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed;

‘He stuck the needle into his finger’;

Stickverb

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’;

Stickverb

saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;

‘They stuck me with the dinner bill’; ‘I was stung with a huge tax bill’;

Stickverb

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’;

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