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 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. [1913 Webster]

A friend that sticketh closer than a brother. --Prov. xviii. 24. [1913 Webster]

I am a kind of bur; I shall stick. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If on your fame our sex a bolt has thrown, 'T will ever stick through malice of your own. --Young. [1913 Webster]

3. To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed. [1913 Webster]

I had most need of blessing, and ``Amen'' Stuck in my throat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The trembling weapon passed Through nine bull hides, . . . and stuck within the last. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at. [1913 Webster]

They will stick long at part of a demonstration for want of perceiving the connection of two ideas. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Some stick not to say, that the parson and attorney forged a will. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

5. To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation. [1913 Webster]

This is the difficulty that sticks with the most reasonable. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{To stick by}. (a) To adhere closely to; to be firm in supporting. ``We are your only friends; stick by us, and we will stick by you.'' --Davenant. (b) To be troublesome by adhering. ``I am satisfied to trifle away my time, rather than let it stick by me.'' --Pope.

{To stick out}. (a) To project; to be prominent. ``His bones that were not seen stick out.'' --Job xxxiii. 21. (b) To persevere in a purpose; to hold out; as, the garrison stuck out until relieved. [Colloq.]

{To stick to}, to be persevering in holding to; as, to stick to a party or cause. ``The advantage will be on our side if we stick to its essentials.'' --Addison.

{To stick up}, to stand erect; as, his hair sticks up.

{To stick up for}, to assert and defend; as, to stick up for one's rights or for a friend. [Colloq.]

{To stick upon}, to dwell upon; not to forsake. ``If the matter be knotty, the mind must stop and buckle to it, and stick upon it with labor and thought.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]


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  • To stick up for — 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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  • To set up — 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 cut up — 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 up — 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 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 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 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 upon — 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

  • stick up for somebody — ˌstick ˈup for sb/yourself/sth derived no passive (informal) to support or defend sb/yourself/sth • Stick up for what you believe. • She taught her children to stick up for themselves at school …   Useful english dictionary

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