Synonyms of stick in English

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noun

1‘he gathered sticks and lit a fire’

SYNONYMS
piece of wood, twig, small branch

2‘Roger still walked with a stick’

SYNONYMS
walking stick, cane, staff
malacca, alpenstock, blackthorn, ashplant, rattan, thumb stick
crook
crutch
Australian, New Zealand waddy

3‘the stems require adequate support—sticks or netting can be used’

SYNONYMS
cane, pole, beanpole, post, stake, upright, rod

4‘he had beaten her with a stick’

SYNONYMS
club, cudgel, bludgeon, shillelagh
truncheon, baton
cane, birch, switch, rod
Indian lathi, danda
South African kierie, knobkerrie
British informal cosh

5‘he's going to get some stick for this’

SYNONYMS
criticism, flak, censure, reproach, reproof, condemnation, castigation, chastisement, blame, abuse
punishment
informal a bashing, a roasting, a caning, an earful, a bawling-out
British informal verbal, a rollicking, a wigging, a rocket, a row
British vulgar slang a bollocking
rare animadversion
ANTONYMS

praise, commendation


Synonyms of stick in English

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stick2


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verb

1‘he stuck his fork into the sausage’

SYNONYMS
thrust, push, insert, jab, dig, plunge, ram, force
poke, prod

2‘the bristles stuck into his skin’

SYNONYMS
pierce, penetrate, puncture, prick, spike, stab

3‘his front teeth stuck out’

SYNONYMS
protrude, jut out, project, stand out, extend, poke out, obtrude
bulge
overhang, beetle
informal be goofy
rare protuberate, impend

4‘the shabbiness of the surroundings stuck out’

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stand out, be noticeable, be conspicuous, be obvious, catch the eye, be obtrusive

5‘the plastic seats stuck to my skin’

SYNONYMS
adhere, cling, be fixed, be glued

6‘a message was stuck to his computer screen’

SYNONYMS
affix, attach, fasten, fix
paste, glue, gum, tape, sellotape, pin, tack
weld, solder

7‘he drove into a bog, where his wheels stuck fast’

SYNONYMS
become trapped, become jammed, jam, catch, become wedged, become lodged, become fixed, become embedded, become immobilized, become unable to move, get bogged down

8‘one particular incident sticks in his mind’

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remain, stay, linger, dwell, persist, continue, last, endure
ANTONYMS

be forgotten

9‘the authorities couldn't make the charges stick’

SYNONYMS
be upheld, hold, be believed, gain credence, be regarded as valid
informal hold water

10‘just stick that sandwich on my desk’

SYNONYMS
put, place, set, put down, set down, lay, lay down, deposit, situate, position
leave, stow
informal dump, bung, park, plonk, pop
North American informal plunk

11‘I don't think I can stick it any longer’

SYNONYMS
tolerate, put up with, take, stand, stand for, accept, stomach, swallow, endure, bear, support, brook, submit to, take something lying down
Scottish thole
informal abide
British informal wear, be doing with
archaic suffer

12‘if I had my knife here I would stick him’

SYNONYMS
stab, run through, transfix, impale, spit, spear

Phrases

    the sticks

    ‘you should stop living in the sticks and move to London’


    SYNONYMS
    the country, the countryside, the provinces, rural districts, the backwoods, the back of beyond, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater
    North American the backcountry, the backland
    Australian, New Zealand the backblocks, the booay
    South African the backveld, the platteland
    informal the middle of nowhere
    North American informal the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
    US informal hicksville
    Australian, New Zealand informal Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
    stick to

    ‘the government stuck to their election pledges’


    SYNONYMS
    abide by, keep, adhere to, hold to, fulfil, make good
    ANTONYMS

    break

    stick by

    ‘whatever happens I'll stick by him’


    SYNONYMS
    support, stand by, be loyal to, remain faithful to, be supportive of, be on someone's side, side with, back, defend
    ANTONYMS

    turn against, turn one's back on, let down

    stick at

    ‘if you wish to learn a language, you must stick at it’


    SYNONYMS
    persevere with, persist with, keep at, work at, continue with, carry on with, go on with, not give up with, hammer away at, stay with, follow through, see through, go the distance, stay the course
    informal soldier on with, stick it out, hang in there, put one's back into
    ANTONYMS

    give up

    stick up for

    ‘I don't know anyone else who would stick up for me the way you do’


    SYNONYMS
    support, give one's support to, take the side of, side with, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, take someone's part, be supportive of, be loyal to, defend, come to the defence of, champion, speak up for, fight for
    ANTONYMS

    turn against, turn one's back on

    stick it out

    ‘I decided to stick it out for another couple of months’


    SYNONYMS
    put up with it, grin and bear it, keep at it, keep going, stay with it, see it through, see it through to the end
    persevere, persist, carry on, struggle on
    informal hang in there, soldier on, tough it out, peg away, plug away, bash on
    ANTONYMS

    give up