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stick

1. n. a baseball bat. (Baseball.) He holds the stick up higher than most batters.
2. n. a pool cue. He drew the stick back slowly, sighted again, and gave the cue ball a sharp knock.
3. n. a golf club. These aren’t my sticks, and you aren’t my caddy. What’s going on around here?
4. n. the lever that controls the horizontal and vertical surfaces of the tail of an aircraft. The pilot pulled back on the stick, and the plane did nothing—being that he hadn’t even started the engine or anything. You pull back on the stick, which lowers the tail and raises the nose, and up you go.
5. n. a gearshift lever in a car. (see also stick shift.) I keep reaching for the stick in a car with automatic.
6. n. a drunkard. (Possibly from dipstick, shitstick, or swizzle-stick.) Get that stick out of here before he makes a mess.
7. n. a person’s legs. (Always plural.) He’s got good sticks under him, but he won’t use them.
8. and the sticks n. a rural or backwoods area. (Always with the in this sense and always plural.) You hear a lot about how things are in the sticks. They’re worse.

stick

to/by one's guns
To hold fast to an opinion or a set course of action.
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The preparation of the copolymer foam shear specimens: the board of the foam (120 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm) cut from the copolymer foam via the mechanical cutter was sticked on shear property testing clamps through E-51 epoxy resin, and cured at 60[degrees]C for 2 h.
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8220;We have always pitched for organic and non-harmful colours and we have sticked to that policy so that people specially kids and children should not develop any adverse side effect after using our products,” he informed.
Townsend converted on a penalty stroke and Orszulak made it 3-0 when she sticked in a shot from the top of the circle on a penalty corner.
Barrie Moore turned and shot from the slot before Dan Carlson greeted Hutchins, the man who sticked him in the face in the play-off semi-finals, with a wraparound.
Until last week, American Airlines sticked to saying that it would come up with a plan to turn itself around and stand up on its own feet.
Hutchins was the subject of attention from Newcastle's procession of tough players on Saturday as he made his first return to Tyneside since Mel Angelstad sticked him in the face.
He lost two teeth after being sticked by Jason Ruff but came back out there and kept battling - and against Belfast I think we won the battle and the war.