Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to stick down: get up to
1. To cause something to remain flat or fastened down (on some surface) by applying some kind of adhesive substance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stick" and "down." I had such awful bedhead that I had to use gel to stick my hair down. You can tell the company used really cheap glue to stick down these labels, because they've already begun to peel away.
2. To make a note of one's or someone else's desire, request, order, etc. A noun or pronoun is used between "stick" and "down"; usually followed by "for." Oh, I love candy apples! Stick me down for a couple if you're getting some! I'm delighted you've decided to go with our premium option. So, how many will I stick you down for?
3. To make a note of one's or someone else's role, position, obligation, etc. A noun or pronoun is used between "stick" and "down"; usually followed by "as." You can stick me down as the stage manager for this show. Tom, we're sticking you down as regional manager for the time being until we are able to hire someone new.
stick something down
to fasten something down, as with glue or paste. Get some glue and stick down this wallpaper, please. stick this wallpaper down, would you?