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stick shift

1. A transmission system in a motor vehicle that requires the driver to manually change gears with a clutch and shifting lever. I never learned how to drive a stick shift, so Mary had to drive for the whole road trip.
2. A motor vehicle that has such a manual transmission. My last car was a stick shift, so it took a little while to get used to this new automatic.
See also: shift, stick

stick shift

 
1. having to do with a nonautomatic transmission or a car that has one. I prefer a stick shift carI don't know why. The stick shift models are cheaperthat's why.
2. a nonautomatic transmission. I can't drive a stick shift! My husband took the other car and stuck me with the stick shift.
See also: shift, stick

stick shift

1. mod. having to do with a nonautomatic transmission or a car that has one. I prefer a stick shift car—I don’t know why. The stick shift models are cheaper—that’s why. This one’s stick shift.
2. n. a nonautomatic transmission. My husband took the other car and stuck me with the stick shift.
See also: shift, stick
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Whether it may have foreseen it or not, Audi gave the stick shift a memorable sendoff.
I was thinking, 'OK, you want me to barrel up the driveway with Cate Blanchett in a 1949 Packard, stick shift, and you want me to hit my mark?' He was like, 'I'll give you a dollar (when you hit the mark).' I think I made $10.
Seriously, though, this recovery's had more stops and starts than my wife driving a stick shift. Is this the result of wrongheaded policies, a lack of actual execution or is this--as I suspect--simply our new economic reality?
But as I told them, I've always been more at home with a stick shift.
I own a lot of vintage cars so I'm used to the stick shift but I've never driven in London so I was nervous about driving on the other side of the road.
He added: " With a stick shift 6 speed sequential gearbox and a heavy engine at the back, the characteristics of the car is very different and it does require a lot of testing to adapt yourself to it.
How to drive a stick shift. So when we got To the parking lot and my
That's why I can't play drums or use a stick shift car."--Dustin Dollin
The Jazz is in its ninth year of production and the model has been significantly refreshed on two occasions, including the latest.This is possibly the biggest change, with the reintroduction of a continuously variable transmission instead of a semi-automatic stick shift from the original and the inclusion of the hybrid version.
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I told you so, we can handle it, hand on the stick shift headed into the billboard labeled Tomorrow, the adventures of new music, melismas shrouding the past and passing days.
And, as he peeled out of camp on the last day in 1998, his Ford Probe--the car I learned to drive stick shift on--kicking up gravel in an overly dramatic fashion, I thought to myself, "He must be mad.
But I drew a line in the sand when it came to my stick shift. MS can't have it.
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When using a 4WD/SUV, make sure your vehicle is engaged in 4WD low (usually the smaller stick shift found beside the main gear shift; in some newer vehicles it can also be a push button or a knob on the dashboard), especially when tackling steep inclines as when coming down Jebel Akhdar or the mountains of Dhofar.