Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. introduce
  • v. insert casually

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The nickelpede's claw whipped across and cut the stick in two by gouging out a nickel-sized section of its center.

    Cube Route

  • Goncourt is very happy when he has seized upon a word in the street that he can stick in a book, and I am well satisfied when I have written a page without assonances or repetitions.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Kneeling, I picked up a stick and dug at the ground, but the hard-packed dirt snapped the stick in two.

    The Trouble with Witches

  • Daniel waggled the stick, the fighter-like stick in the C-17 a sleek upgrade from the steering yoke of older cargo planes.

    Strategic Engagement

  • Finally, the thing that concerns me the most, those who know me, I have been a pin stick in the litigation community because of the nonsense of our litigious society.

    The Panic Virus

  • After a few moments, Tarak emerged, his carrypack secure, walking stick in hand.

    Breakdowns

  • He said he had been dreaming, and that the Great Spirit had directed that a woman, the daughter of Mattatas, the old chief of the village, should take a stick in her hand and go before the war chief, and tell him that she is the daughter of Mattatas, and that he had always been the white man's friend.

    Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

  • We crafted a faux distress note to stick in the bottle before sending it over Mooney Falls toward its destiny.

    127 Hours

  • Since Mrs Faraday had her stick in one hand and the cup and saucer in the other, she made no attempt to shake hands, but bowed graciously, granting the young man one of her rare smiles.

    Police at the Funeral

  • She turned now to see him astride the wall between the Rectory and Meadowcroft, one hand holding an overhanging branch, the other flourishing a stick in a manner which suggested that he regarded it as a spear.

    The Key

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