To stick out
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]


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  • To stick out — Stick Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut out — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw out — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set out — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hang out — Hang Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dub out — Dub Dub (d[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dubbed} (d[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dubbing}.] [AS. dubban to strike, beat ( dubbade his sunu . . . to r[=i]dere. AS. Chron. an. 1086); akin to Icel. dubba; cf. OF. adouber (prob. fr. Icel.) a chevalier,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To live out — Live Live (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lived} (l[i^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Living}.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban, lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG. leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be left, to remain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stick by — Stick Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stick to — Stick Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stick up — Stick Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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