Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of stick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Trapped and unable to move.
  • adj. Unable to progress.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stick.
  • n. A thrust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of stick.
  • n. A thrust.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit and past participle of stick and stick.
  • n. A thrust.
  • A dialectal variant of stook.
  • n. Stucco.

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

  • adj. baffled
  • adj. caught or fixed

Etymologies

Compare stoccado. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He earned his nickname as an eager teen in his first MLB camp and the label stuck for the rest of his career, and beyond.

    Gary Carter, Hall of Fame catcher who won World Series with Mets, dies at 57

  • He earned the nickname "Kid" as an eager teen in his first major league camp and the label stuck for the rest of his career, and beyond.

    Hall of Famer Gary Carter Dies

  • The label stuck for a long time but this exhibition should go a long way to revealing how hard-won Miro's apparent playfulness was.

    Joan Miró: A life in paintings

  • Mr. Blackwell read the label stuck on the penny, and said, A little penny to change the world.

    The Wish Stealers

  • He screwed the aluminium top back in place and read the label stuck onto the front of the medication.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • Each bag had a label stuck to it, with scrawny writing listing a grid reference and sometimes a field name, but many labels had lost their glue, slipped off, and gathered in the bottom of the box.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Carter earned the nickname "Kid" as an eager teen in his first major league camp and the label stuck for the rest of his career.

    News - latimes.com

  • The label stuck to her like a price tag on the 33.19 carat Krupp Diamond, one of her many famous gems.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Gone is the "hug-a-hoodie" Cameron - a label stuck to him after a speech in July 2006 in which he said anti-social youngsters often needed to feel more love - and in its place is the "Hang 'Em High" Cameron who has authorized the use of water cannon and plastic bullets to combat the rioters, even though it has emerged the police do not believe they currently need them.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • One attendee joked that they should rent a Winnebago to roam the country and meet everyone from the Web site, and another said, “Then it would be a Widowbago!” and the term stuck.

    The Truth About Grief

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.