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stick down

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.
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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?
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Just be sure to stick them down with grips to avoid accidents.
DESK TIDY: Paint three different-length tubes and stick them down (standing upright) on a piece of round cardboard, then fill with pencils, pens and rubbers.
Overlap the leaves as you stick them down. Carry on adding leaves until the whole body is covered and you are happy with your finished hedgehog.
COUNTRYSIDE: The easiest solution to moles that I know of is to cut some three-or-four-inch pieces of a bramble or multiflora (cuttings from a rambler rose), and stick them down into the mole tunnels.
STEP 13: Now cut a few vertical lines in the material, apply a little more glue and overlap the material and stick them down.
Customers will simply have to peel off the back to stick them down.
"We had all the kids and parents collecting the tokens and special nights for them all to stick them down."
It is not just about collecting the tokens you have to cut them out and stick them down and everything.
The radio presenter added: "Get one of those birthday cards that play incessantly when you open them and stick them down the mole hole.
Once your child has sorted their leaves, they can stick them down onto separate pages of their scrapbook, writing alongside them the tree species, and where and when they found the leaves.
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